Iranian officials have admitted that its military “unintentionally” shot down a Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800, killing all 176 people on board.
Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister, said in a tweet that the accident happened during a “crisis caused by US adventurism”.
A sad day. Preliminary conclusions of internal investigation by Armed Forces:
Human error at time of crisis caused by US adventurism led to disaster
Our profound regrets, apologies and condolences to our people, to the families of all victims, and to other affected nations.
— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) January 11, 2020
Iran had denied for several days that a missile downed the aircraft. But then the United States and the Canadian Governments, citing intelligence, said they believed Iran shot down the aircraft.