Iran’s arrests over plane shooting.

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Iran’s arrests over plane shooting. The Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that everyone responsible for the accidental shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner last week must be punished. Image Credit: Getty Images, 2020.

Iran’s arrests over plane shooting. The Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that everyone responsible for the accidental shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner last week must be punished. Image Credit: Getty Images, 2020.

Iran’s arrests over Ukraine plane shooting amid anger at cover-up attempts.

TThe Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that everyone responsible for the accidental shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner last week must be punished. Iran announced that it had carried out the first arrests in connection with the accidental shooting down of a civilian passenger jet amid a surge of anger and protests over the regime’s attempts to cover up the cause of the crash.

Vigils for the dead swiftly morphed into protests against the regime after it was forced to admit that the Revolutionary Guard had shot down the Ukrainian jet, killing all 176 people on board, after days of denial. A remorseful commander said that the jet had been mistaken for an American cruise missile retaliating for Iran’s strikes on military bases in Iraq. Iran’s judiciary, an arm of the government controlled by the Guard, announced this morning that “extensive investigations have taken place.

 

Information and Image have been shared from an Article by Catherine Philp, Diplomatic Correspondent | Charlie Mitchell, Toronto, published at The Times, Lonfon, UK, on January 14th, 2020. Image Credit: Getty Images, 2020.


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