On Saturday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani expressed his “deep regret” that his country had caused the shooting down of the Ukrainian plane that killed 176 people.
Rouhani said in a tweet on his page on social networking site “Twitter”, “An investigation by the armed forces concluded that, unfortunately, the missiles launched due to a human error led to a terrible disaster for the Ukrainian plane and the killing of 176 innocent people. The investigation of the causes of this great tragedy and error will continue to be investigated. Unforgivable. ”
“The Islamic Republic of Iran deeply regrets this catastrophic error,” he said, offering his condolences to the families of the victims.
Iran announced today, Saturday, that the Ukrainian plane was shot down in Iran “unintentionally”, as a result of a “human error”.
State television, citing a military statement, said that the Ukrainian plane was shot down in Iran after flying near a sensitive military area.
The Ukrainian plane “Boeing 737-800″ crashed at dawn last Wednesday, while carrying out a flight from Tehran to the Ukrainian capital Kiev, minutes after takeoff, in a disaster that killed 176 people.