Iran admits it ‘unintentionally’ shot down Ukrainian plane, after days of denial

//Iran admits it ‘unintentionally’ shot down Ukrainian plane, after days of denial

Iran admits it ‘unintentionally’ shot down Ukrainian plane, after days of denial

Iran on Saturday admitted its military accidentally shot down a Ukrainian airliner near Tehran airport, making a U-turn on several days of denials, as the country’s president described the downing of the flight as “a great tragedy and unforgivable mistake”.The jetliner, a Boeing 737 operated by Ukrainian International Airlines, went down on the outskirts of Tehran during take-off on Wednesday morning, killing all 176 on board, in an incident that came just hours after Iran launched a barrage of…

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