Iran's president says downing Ukrainian plane an 'unforgivable error'
Tuesday, 14 January 2020 () Iran will punish all those responsible for the accidental shooting down of a Ukrainian passenger plane, President Hassan Rouhani said in a televised speech on Tuesday, adding that the "tragic event" would be investigated thoroughly.
Iran said on Saturday its military had mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian plane killing all 176 aboard, saying air defenses were fired in error while on high alert in the tense aftermath of Iranian missile strikes on U.S. targets in Iraq. Francesca Lynagh reports.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani blamed the recent crash of a Ukrainian passenger plane near Tehran on the US, pledging that he will inform the public on the... Eurasia Review Also reported by •FOXNews.com •Reuters •Reuters India