Officials Identify Passengers Traveling On Missing Jet With Stolen Passports

The men are Iranians with no apparent links to terrorist groups, officials said Tuesday. The search for a missing Malaysia Airlines flight continues.

Updated – 6:50 a.m., ET

The two men traveling with stolen passports were Iranians with no apparent ties to terror groups, officials said Tuesday.

According to the Associated Press, Mehrdad's mother is apparently waiting for him in Frankfurt and contacted Malaysian authorities after she became concerned when she didn't hear from her son.

Pouria Nour Mohammad Mehrdad (2nd from left), Iranian who boarded #MH370 on stolen passport

In a statement Tuesday, Malaysia Airlines said rescue teams "have expanded the scope beyond the flight path to the West Peninsula of Malaysia at the Straits of Malacca."

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