Monthly Archives: January 2020

Official: Iranian Air Defense System took Ukrainian aircraft for cruise missile

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 11 By Elnur Baghishov – Trend: Iran’s Air Defense System, located 19 kilometers from where the Ukrainian aircraft was shot down, evaluated the aircraft as a cruise missile, Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the commander of Aerospace Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), said, Trend reports via Fars News Agency. After the Iranian attack on the US

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Iranian ambassador apologizes for wrong statement about UIA plane crash

Iranian Ambassador to the United Kingdom Hamid Baeidinejad in a post on Twitter expressed his apology for his wrong statement about the Ukrainian plane crash. “In my statement yesterday to the UK media, I conveyed the official findings of responsible authorities in my country that missile could not be fired and hit the Ukrainian plane at that period of time.

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UIA plane’s black box to be downloaded in France

11.01.2020 12:10The black box recordings of the Ukraine International Airlines plane, which was accidentally shot down by Iranian military near Tehran on January 8, will be downloaded in France. “Black box recordings of the Ukrainian airliner, which crashed on the outskirt of Tehran on Wednesday, will be downloaded in France,” head of the accident investigation board of Civil Aviation Organization

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Iranian military says it thought the Ukrainian passenger plane it shot down was a US military plane

The Iranian military said it mistook the Ukrainian International Airlines Flight 752 as a “hostile target,” following reports of US military planes in the area. The passenger plane bound for Kyiv, Ukraine, was taken down by an Iranian missile shortly after taking off from Tehran on Wednesday. The crash killed all 176 passengers on board. Iran admitted on Saturday morning

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Zarif blames ‘US adventurism’ over tragic plane incident, offers apologies

TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif expressed apologies and condolences to all who have been affected by the tragic Ukrainian plane crash in Tehran, saying that US adventurism has led to this disaster. “A sad day. Preliminary conclusions of internal investigation by Armed Forces: Human error at time of crisis caused by US adventurism led to disaster,” Zarif

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