Ukraine Plane Shot Down Because Of Human Error, Iran Says

by Aditi
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Earlier this week, Ukraine Plane shot down in Tehran by the Iranian Military. They said that the Ukrainian passenger jet has been misidentified over the cruise jet.  On the initial days after the incident happened, the government has repeatedly denied the accusation that it was responsible.

The plane was shot down on Wednesday, just after Iran launched ballistic missile attacks on the two military bases of the U.S.

Right now:  On Tuesday, Iran said that it had arrested people who were accused of shooting down a Ukrainian airliner.

Here what you need to know

  • Iran Blames ‘disastrous mistake’ for the drowning of Flight 752.
  • Protestors gather on the streets of Tehran.
  • Britain Condemns the detention of ambassador in Tehran
  • Iran arrested accused people in the role of shooting down Ukrainian Airliner.


Iran Blames ‘disastrous mistake’ for the drowning of Flight 752


After maintaining the silence for days that there was no evidence that Iran’s missile has shot down the Ukrainian Passenger jet minutes after it took off from Tehran the last Wednesday which was carrying around 176 people.

On early Saturday, Iran admitted that its military has shot down the plan mistakenly. And blamed it as a Human Error. And gave a statement, Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 had taken a sharp turn which was unexpected, and that attracted the military and they shot down it, and just an hour later, Iranian Official took that claim back.

People gather on the streets of Tehran

After Tehran’s admission, people came out on the streets and vented towards Government. The gathering was organized on the main squares around the city to mourn the victims of the plane crash and it turned swiftly into angry protest.

According to videos posted on Social Media, people chanted “Death to liars!” and “Death to the dictator”!. Another video showed that as the crowd joined in the chorus, many young men were shouted, “You have no shame”.

The protest spread throughout the capital and to other cities of the country and people were seemed in anger against the government’s action.

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Britain Condemns the detention of ambassador in Tehran

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The British Ambassador, Rob Macaire, got detained by the authorities in Tehran as the protest went ongoing across the country, the move was denounced by the Britain as a “flagrant violation of the international law”. He was held at Amir Kabir University after being picked up during the demonstration .

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said in a statement, “The arrest of our ambassador in Tehran without grounds or explanation is a flagrant violation of international law,”.

Mr. Raab further said, “It can continue its march toward pariah status with all the political and economic isolation that entails, or take steps to de-escalate tensions and engage in a diplomatic path forward”.

Iran arrested accused people in the role of shooting down Ukrainian Airliner


On Tuesday, Iran said that it had arrested accused people who were involved in the shooting down of Ukrainian airliner and also detained 30 people who were involved in the protests.

This downing of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752, in which all the 176 people were killed, has created a new crisis for the Islamic Republic’s clerical rulers.

President Hassan Rouhani promised that there will be a thorough investigation into the “unpardonable error”. This promise made by him is the latest in the series of apologies by the government which has done to quell the public anger.