Iran VS U.S.A: We mistakenly shot down Ukrainian plane that killed 176 people – Iran president admits

Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani has announced that the country’s military mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian plane, killing all 176 on board.

The statement on Saturday morning blames “human error” for the incident, adding that the military mistook Flight 752 for a “hostile target”

In a statement posted on social media, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani wrote that the country “deeply regrets this disastrous mistake”.

“My thoughts and prayers go to all the mourning families. I offer my sincerest condolences,” he said, adding that “investigations continue to identify and prosecute this great tragedy and unforgivable mistake”.

Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in a statement on Saturday said his country expects a full admission of guilt and compensation for the jet’s downing.

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“We expect from Iran assurances of their readiness for a full and open investigation, bringing those responsible to justice, the return of the bodies of the dead, the payment of compensation, official apologies through diplomatic channels,” he said.

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