Iran “unintentionally” shot down the plane of Ukraine in which 176 people were killed when it crashed near Tehran.
Iranian Armed Forces personnel say the plane crash this week was the result of a human error and that Iran “accidentally” targeted the passenger plane, Press TV reported. This was apparently because the plane flew too close to the Revolutionary Forces, the BBC reports.
The plane apparently made a sharp turn to a sensitive military base, after which the missile was fired, according to The New York Times.
The country’s foreign minister, Javid Zarif, also confirmed it on Twitter following a report released on the crash after a large-scale investigation was launched.
All of those countries have received intelligence reports consisting of a satellite, radar, and electronic data generally collected by the US military, CNN reports.
These reports indicate that one of Iran’s radars focused on the aircraft before the plane was apparently shot down.
However, the leaders of the countries concerned were warned that only a full investigation could determine the cause of the air disaster.
‘Human error at time of crisis caused by US adventurism led to disaster’ – FM #Zarif on #Iran’s downing of #Flight752#Boeing737 #PS752— RT (@RT_com) January 11, 2020
VIDEO: First seconds of #UkrainianBoeing breaking into pieces pic.twitter.com/3D4cjJw1Jf