Iran admits to “unintentionally” shooting down passenger plane

After days of denials, Iran admitted it “unintentionally” shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane – killing all 176 people on board. (Subscribe:

In an address on state TV, a Revolutionary Guard General said they’d mistaken the aircraft for a hostile target in the wake of America’s assassination of Iran’s top military leader. The Ukrainian President demanded the perpetrators be brought to justice. President Rouhani said Iran deeply regrets this disastrous mistake – as protests broke out on the streets of Tehran.

And there are some distressing images in this report from our International Editor, Lindsey Hilsum.


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