Iran admits: 've shot Ukrainian plane down by mistake

Iran's military came on Wednesday "accidental" to shoot a Ukrainian airliner down. It recognizes the military on iranian state tv on Saturday morning. Ac

Iran admits: 've shot Ukrainian plane down by mistake

Iran's military came on Wednesday "accidental" to shoot a Ukrainian airliner down. It recognizes the military on iranian state tv on Saturday morning. Ac

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
11 January 2020 Saturday 00:00
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Iran admits: 've shot Ukrainian plane down by mistake

Iran's military came on Wednesday "accidental" to shoot a Ukrainian airliner down.

It recognizes the military on iranian state tv on Saturday morning.

According to the military came the shooting down as a result of "human error".

This writes the news agency AP.

the Plane from Ukraine International Airlines crashed on Wednesday morning in the outskirts of Iran's capital, Tehran. It happened a few hours after Iran had sent the missiles against two military bases in Iraq, with u.s. and other foreign soldiers.

Iranian military informs on the tv on Saturday morning, the Ukrainian aircraft was flown close to a sensitive military place" to belong to Iran's revolutionary guard corps, since it was shot down.

the Military promises that those responsible will be held accountable by a military tribunal.

This writes the news agency Reuters.

On Twitter, writes the iranian foreign minister, Javad Zarife, Saturday morning, to the mistaken shooting was caused by "american daring".

- A human error at a critical time caused by the american boldness, which led to a disaster, writes the foreign minister.

- Our deep regret, apology and condolences to our people, to the families of the victims and other concerned countries.

on board the aircraft was about 80 iranians, 57 canadians as well as several ukrainians, swedes, afghans, germans and britons. All 176 people on board were killed.

Saturday's admission comes after Iran for days on end have denied that the plane was shot down by an iranian missile.

the prime minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, said on Thursday that there are signs that the plane was hit by an iranian surface-to-air missile - possibly by mistake.

the UNITED states'president, Donald Trump, aired Thursday "suspect" that "someone" could have made a mistake.

the Flight had 167 passengers and nine crew members on board when it was shot down.

Updated: 11.01.2020 00:00
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