Tehran 0
11 January 2020

Iran’s military admitted that it had on January 8 shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane, citing “human error”. President Rouhani explained that “in the atmosphere of threats and intimidation by the aggressive American regime against the Iranian nation after the martyrdom of General Qassem Soleimani, and in order to defend ourselves against possible attacks by the American army, the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran were on full alert, which unfortunately led to this terrible catastrophe”. “Iran is deeply sorry by this disastrous mistake”, Rouhani added.

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