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Under pressure, Iran makes first arrests over airliner downing

TEHRAN: Iran announced Tuesday its first arrests over the shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner last week, as it struggles to contain the fallout from the disaster that sparked three days of protests.The Ukraine International Airlines plane was brought down by a missile shortly after takeoff on Wednesday, killing all 176 passengers and crew on board.Iran has come under mounting international pressure to ensure its investigation into the tragedy is full and transparent.The authorities’ handling of the air disaster has also angered some Iranians.Videos posted online Monday purported to show hundreds of protesters taking to the streets for a third …read more

Source:: theSun


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