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Iran to pay $150,000 to families of Ukraine plane downed in error

The Iranian government will pay $150,000 as compensation to the families of each of the 176 victims of the Ukrainian plane downed near Tehran airport in January, IRNA news agency reported yesterday.
At the time, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard admitted to shooting down the plane shortly after take-off; mistaking it for a missile at a time of heightened tensions with the United States.
On Saturday Iran officially apologised for shooting down the airplane, citing “American adventurism” in the region which caused the tragedy that killed 176 people.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the army’s investigation of the incident concluded that the missile that …read more

Source:: Middle East Monitor