Tehran – Iranian authorities on Saturday admitted that they killed 176 passengers boarded on a Ukrainian airplane by shooting it down unintentionally due to human error when it was flying close to a sensitive military site belonging to regime’s elite forces.
The responsible parties would be referred to a judicial department within the military and held accountable, the statement said.
A sad day. Preliminary conclusions of internal investigation by Armed Forces:— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) January 11, 2020
Human error at time of crisis caused by US adventurism led to disaster
Our profound regrets, apologies and condolences to our people, to the families of all victims, and to other affected nations.
All 176 people on board were killed in the crash. The Iranian military statement expressed condolences to the families of the victims.
The United States and Canada had said that the plane was shot down, a claim Iran had initially denied.