Iran agrees de-escalation ‘only solution’ to crisis with US

14 January, 2020 12:00 AM printer

TEHRAN: Iran has signalled it favours a de-escalation after 10 days of heightened tensions with the United States during which both sides fired missiles and Tehran accidentally shot down a passenger aircraft, reports AFP.

Security was stepped up in Iran’s capital Sunday after a vigil the previous night for those killed in the air disaster turned into an angry protest and police temporarily arrested the British ambassador for being there.