Iran says it 'unintentionally' shot down Ukrainian jetliner
EHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran announced Saturday that its military ‘unintentionally’ shot down a Ukrainian jetliner, killing all 176 aboard.
The statement came Saturday morning and blamed “human error” for the shootdown. The jetliner, a Boeing 737 operated by Ukrainian International Airlines, went down on the outskirts of Tehran during takeoff just hours after Iran launched a barrage of missiles at U.S. forces.
Iran had denied for several days that a missile downed the aircraft. But then the U.S. and Canada, citing intelligence, said they believe Iran shot down the aircraft.
The plane, en route to the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv, was carrying 167 passengers and nine crew members from several countries, including 82 Iranians, at least 63 Canadians and 11 Ukrainians, according to officials.
of course they denied it... had it been an Israeli plane they would have been dancing in the streets.....what a horrible regime it is.... beyond brutal and plays the population off against each other... while running one of the most brutal regimes on the planet…
rather than be dishonest and hypocritical i condemn the faults and failings of all
and apologise unreservedly in advance for the failings of hindus,,bhuddists,,sikhs..mormons..christians..aztecs..incas..mitras worshippers and the followers of frei..thor..woden..zen.. etc etc and all those too many to mention
and in politics..every party and every polito.. every ruler