Rouhani regrets for downing of Ukrainian plane

Iran has admitted to shooting down the Ukrainian #PS752 airliner, saying that they “unintentionally” hit the civilian plane due to a “human error.” In a statement cited by state media, Iran’s Armed Forces also offered an apology to families of the victims.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said his country deeply regrets the shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner. In a series of tweets, Iranian President Rouhani said, Armed Forces’ internal investigation has concluded that regrettably missiles fired due to human error caused the horrific crash of the Ukrainian plane and death of 176 innocent people. Describing this as a great tragedy and unforgivable mistake, The Iranian President said, investigations continue in this matter to identify & prosecute this great tragedy & unforgivable mistake.

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