Iranian army chief: wish I was dead

Now talking a high-ranking member of Iran's armed forces. One of the top leaders of Iran's revolutionary guard corps, Amirali Hajizadeh, - the head of the a

Iranian army chief: wish I was dead

Now talking a high-ranking member of Iran's armed forces. One of the top leaders of Iran's revolutionary guard corps, Amirali Hajizadeh, - the head of the a

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
11 January 2020 Saturday 08:00
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Iranian army chief: wish I was dead

Now talking a high-ranking member of Iran's armed forces.

One of the top leaders of Iran's revolutionary guard corps, Amirali Hajizadeh, - the head of the air force - says that he wishes that he was dead when he heard about the downing of the Ukrainian airliner, which happened by a mistake.

It writes Reuters.

- I wish I could die and not be witness to such an accident, it sounded from Amirali Hajizadeh in a video on iranian state tv.

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

the army chief says on iranian state tv that he had ordered the skies cleared over the entire country. Therefore misidentified Iran's missile-defense of the Ukrainian aircraft as a cruisermissil. It ordered Amirali Hajizadeh shot, he admits on iranian state tv on Saturday morning, writes the news agency AP.

Iran's supreme leader, ayatollah Ali Khamenei, was on Friday informed that a Ukrainian airliner accidentally had been shot down, and he ordered the country's top sikkerhedsorgan called.

It writes the semi-official iranian news agency Fars, according to Reuters.

Khamenei said that the information would be published.

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 area" belonging to Iran's revolutionary guard corps, since it was shot down.

According to Ukraine's foreign minister, Vadym Prystaiko, played the Ukrainian experts a crucial role in relation to establish that the plane was shot down accidentally, he writes on Twitter.

The iranian authorities should have closed the airport as a result of the lack of security, believes Ukraine's national lufthavnsselskab according to Reuters.

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Justin Trudeau. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix
the Military promises that those responsible will be held accountable by a military tribunal. After the grant, says the prime minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, that his government expects full co-operation with the iranian authorities about the investigation of the crash.

On Twitter, writes the iranian foreign minister, Javad Zarife, Saturday morning, to the mistaken shooting was caused by 'a human error during a crisis caused by the american foolhardiness, which led to the disaster'.

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

the 112 - 11. jan. 2020 - pm. 05:56 Iran admits: 've shot Ukrainian plane down by mistake

Updated: 11.01.2020 08:00
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