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 tweeted on Saturday.

“Our profound regrets, apologies, and condolences to our people, to the families of all victims, and to other affected nations,” he added.

In a statement issued on Saturday, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran said that the cause of the Ukrainian passenger plane crash near Tehran has been “human error” in an air defense base, which happened amid missile strikes against US military base and considering the possibility of a military action in the accident

All 176 people on the Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) flight died in the crash this week just after take-off from Tehran on a flight to Kiev.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces said those responsible for shooting down the passenger jet would “immediately” be brought before military justice.

(c) Tehran Times

5 comments

  • “A sad day. Preliminary conclusions of internal investigation by Armed Forces: Human error at time of crisis caused by US adventurism led to disaster,”

    BS. Having half trained monkeys operating deadly weapons is the cause of this disaster, just as the MH17 disaster. The blame lies fairly and squarely with Iran, no other country.

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    • MH-17 is more complex. If Putler would have admitted Moscow are responsible, he would also admit Russia have regular troops and advanced weapons in Donbas…

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      • “Iran, which admitted on Saturday that it accidentally shot down a Ukrainian airliner killing 176 people, must “learn lessons” from the disaster, the chairman of the Russian parliament’s foreign affairs committee said.”

        I guess he means deny everything, throw out countless conspiracy theories, and lie through your teeth at every opportunity.

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  • If Iranian adventurism had not been killing Americans thus would never have happened.
    Maybe with Sulimani out of the way Iran will dil back the nonsense.
    I doubt it but maybe.

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