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JUST IN: Mystery fake-passport holders on flight MH370 were Iranian...

 The search and rescue mission continues on day 3 for the missing Malaysian Airlines plane MH370. Photo: HALIM BERBAR/SIPA/REX

The search and rescue mission continues on day 3 for the missing Malaysian Airlines plane MH370. Photo: HALIM BERBAR/SIPA/REX

(The Telegraph) -- The two men travelling on stolen passports on the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 that mysteriously disappeared on Saturday have been identified as Iranian nationals.

A BBC Persian report quotes an Iranian friend of one of the men, who said he hosted the pair in Kuala Lumpur after they arrived from Tehran in the days preceding their flight to Beijing.

The friend, who knew one of the men from his school days in Iran, said the men had bought the fake passports because they wanted to migrate to Europe.

The pair were travelling on passports belonging to Christian Kozel, an 30-year-old Austrian, and Luigi Maraldi, a 37-year-old Italian.

They had bought the passports in Kuala Lumpur as well as tickets to Amsterdam, via Beijing. Read more...

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