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Iranian president admits they shot down jet in error

The president of Iran, Hassan Rouhani and the foreign minister Javad Zarif admitted Saturday that the Iranian army shot down the Ukrainian jetliner on Wednesday.
Both, who admitted this on their twitter accounts – @HassanRouhani and @JZarif – said it was human error.
The Boeing 737 was shot just after it had taken off from Tehran on Wednesday morning. It fell on the outskirts of the Iranian city.
It was carrying flying to Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital with nine crew members, 82 Iranians,  57 Canadians, 11 Ukrainians and three Britons.
The downing of the jetliner happened after Iran had fired missiles at US bases in Iraq to revenge the killing of commander Qassem Soleimani about a week ago.
Both Rouhani and Zarif expressed sadness in their twitter messages.
@HassanRouhani wrote: “The Islamic Republic of Iran deeply regrets this disastrous mistake. My thoughts and prayers go to all the mourning families. I offer my sincerest condolences.”
He also said that the Iranian armed forces’ internal investigation has concluded that regrettably, missiles fired due to human error caused the horrific crash of the Ukrainian plane & death of 176 innocent people.
“Investigations continue to identify & prosecute this great tragedy & unforgivable mistake,” he said.
@JZarif 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 Our profound regrets, apologies and condolences to our people, to the families of all victims, and to other affected nations.”

 

 

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