Iran admits 'unintentionally' shooting down plane - BBC News

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Iran admits 'unintentionally' shooting down plane - BBC News 4.5
Iran has admitted "unintentionally" shooting down a Ukrainian passenger jet, killing all 176 people on board.

An investigation found that "missiles fired due to human error", President Hassan Rouhani said. He described the crash as an "unforgivable mistake".

The military said the jet turned towards a sensitive site belonging to Iran's Revolutionary Guards and was then mistaken for a cruise missile.

Iran had previously rejected suggestions that it was to blame.

The downing of Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 on Wednesday came just hours after Iran carried out missile strikes on two airbases housing US forces in Iraq.

The strikes were a response to the killing of senior Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani in a US drone strike in Baghdad on 3 January.

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can you imagine how stupid that military has to be to shot down an airplane right next to an airport? don't they have maps?

Author — Mar


Apologies will never bring those innocent lives back.

Author — brain waves


Now imagine what human errors would there be if they had nuclear weapons

Author — Kevin with the heat


Iran’s “retaliations” have just made them look like incompetent fools.

Author — GHOSTbirdnatureLOVER


“Unintentional”, “accident”, “mistake”.

And they wonder why so many countries wanted to prevent them from having nuclear weapons.

Author — MPB Mason


One cannot imagine what the relatives of the dead are going through. They could have been our brothers, sisters, wife's or children. Unthinkable. Very sad.

Author — Alejandro Codón


For all that life is worth, it is always the innocent that suffer. RIP the gone souls

Author — Kwadwo Lebron


I just wanna ask this: how does a “scientifically impossible” thing become real in two days?

Author — woyeshinibaba


"Human error" - describes all of Iran really

Author — A B C


Iran leaders cry and sob for warring general.

Also Iran: Kills innocent lives foreign and domestic.

Iran leaders: *crickets*

Author — Q M


If that video never surfaced neither would have the "admission."

Author — Beth Louise


How can Iran be trusted with nukes if they are reckless enough accidentally shoot down a civilian plane 🤷‍♂️

Author — Dkow


we all know the Iranian terrorists did this intentionally.

Author — OV


Human error? That's a way of putting it so lightly. This is utterly unacceptable.

Author — paristmo


RIP to those onboard. This proves to show that war hurts the innocent the most.

Author — C.L.


“The human error came at a time of crisis caused by US. adventurism”

Sure blame us

Author — Just D.


wow, Iran really puts the “intentionally” in “unintentionally”

Author — endless nameless


"Sorry the US killed a dictator general, but we had to unintentionally shoot down a plane carrying people trying to flee the area"

Iranian government mentality

Author — Elias Pettersson


blaming tensions with the US is not an excuse XD

Author — kaosz7777


This is the worst case a country or a person can do. First kill those precious beautiful life, deny for the sin, then simply say sorry in a casual way.

Author — Nirmal Agnihotri