There is evidence that indicates a Ukranian jetliner that crashed Wednesday soon after takeoff from Tehran’s airport was shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said at a press conference Thursday.
The video obtained appears to show a missile being fired into the Tehran sky and striking an object, around the same time that a Ukrainian plane crashed just after taking off from the city’s airport.
“We have intelligence from multiple sources, including our allies and our own intelligence,” Trudeau said.
“This may well have been unintentional,” he said.
Of the 176 people who were killed in the crash, at least 63 were Canadians.
Trudeau said the new information reinforces the need for a thorough investigation into the crash, which took place a few hours after Iran launched attacks against Iraqi military bases housing U.S. troops.
“Canadians have questions, and they deserve answers,” he said.
President Donald Trump said Thursday that shoting down the plane could have been a mistake as that U.S. officials are confident Iran shot down the jetliner in the hours after the Iranian missile attack on U.S. targets earlier this week.
U.S. intelligence picked up signals of the radar being turned on and satellite detected infrared blips of two missile launches, probably SA-15s, followed shortly by another infrared blip of an explosion.