Iran: Russian made Tupolev Tu-154M crashes, Western media blames "trade embargoes by Western nations"

Jet crash in Iran kills all 168 aboard

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Trade embargoes by Western nations have forced Iranian airlines to buy mainly Russian-built aircraft to supplement their ageing fleets of American and European models.

Iranian airlines, including state-run ones, are chronically strapped for cash and maintenance has suffered, experts say.  ALI AKBAR DAREINI reports for  The Associated Press

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