Iran admits to unintentionally shoot down Ukrainian plane

After two days of denial, Iran’s armed forces admitted Saturday that the Ukrainian passenger jet was targeted due to “human error.” All 176 passengers and crew were killed in the crash on Thursday near Tehran airport. Press TV said: “A sad day. Preliminary conclusions of internal investigation by Armed Forces: Human error at time of crisis caused by US adventurism led to disaster.” Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif tweeted. “Our profound regrets, apologies and condolences to our people, to the families of all victims and to other affected nations.”


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