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Ukrainian Deputy PM demands explanation from Iran over downed plane comments

Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Vadym Prystaiko demanded an “immediate explanation” from Iran on Monday about the controversial remarks of an Iranian lawmaker who praised the downing of a civilian Ukrainian airliner in January.Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) shot down a Ukraine International Airlines jet on January 8, killing all 176 onboard.Iran claimed for days the plane crashed due to a “technical failure,” before admitting to shooting down the plane “accidentally.”The IRGC did “well” by downing the plane, lawmaker Hassan Norouzi, who is the spokesman for the parliament’s legal and judicial committee, told an Iranian local daily on Sunday.He added …read more

Source:: Al Arabiya



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