US sees 'disturbing trend' as Iran threatens planes

The United States warned of “disturbing trends” in Iran’s behavior Tuesday after Tehran’s military threatened to down two US Navy planes over the Strait of Hormuz. Some in Washington had hoped Iran’s regime would show a warmer face to the world after this year’s nuclear deal, but a US official admitted this has not been the case. Asked about Iran’s military provocations, its ballistic missile tests and its detention of US citizens, State Department spokesman Mark Toner acknowledged concern.

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