: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Iran admits shooting down Ukrainian plane after initial denials 


Iran military officially acknowledged that it shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed shortly after it took off from Tehran’s main airport last week.
In a statement that was published on Saturday by Iran’s official news agency, the military said that the plane flew near “a sensitive military base of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps,” adding that the person responsible would be referred to a military judiciary to face legal consequences.
Iran initially denied downing the Ukrainian plane, saying that “a mechanical error caused the crash.”
In the meantime, Iran President Hassan Rouhani said that “Iran deeply regrets this disastrous mistake.”
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Source:: Daily News Egypt

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