On Wednesday, January 7, 2020, Iran’s military made an “unforgivable mistake” of shooting down a Ukrainian jetliner which claimed the lives of 176 innocent people on board.
Though western reports pointed out that Tehran was responsible for what had happened, they clearly declined being accountable for the incident.
A military statement shown on a state TV this morning has however blamed “human error” for leveling down the Ukraine International Airlines flight 752 in the tense aftermath of strikes on US targets. This was then accompanied by an apology from the Iran’s President.
The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, also responded on Saturday Morning that Iran must make an official apology and agree to a full investigation and compensation as well as co-operate to Ukraine’s own investigation.
Housani Rouhani, the President of Iran wrote on his twitter page this morning: “The Islamic Republic of Iran deeply regrets this disastrous mistake. My thoughts and prayers go to all the mourning families. I offer my sincerest condolences.”