Arrests started in Iran in regard to downing of Ukrainian plane

Arrests started in Iran in regard to downing of Ukrainian plane
Iran's judiciary spokesman Esmaili said that some people have been arrested for their role in the Ukrainian plane crash, Ann.az reports citing Reuters.

The Ukraine International Airlines’ Boeing 737-800 was unintentionally shot down by the Iranian military on 8 January, soon after departing from Tehran. Citizens of Iran, Canada, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Germany, Sweden and the United Kingdom were among the 176 passengers and crew who died in the accident.

Earlier, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has accepted Iran’s invitation to provide expert advice in the investigation of the Ukraine International Airlines passenger plane crash.

On Monday, Abu al-Fadyl Mousavi Beyuki, deputy chairman of Iran’s parliamentary committee on urban development, said that the erroneous launch of an Iranian missile that struck the passenger aircraft was the result of poor coordination with newly-installed air defence systems located near Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport.

Iranian officials have expressed regret for the accident, and government spokesman Ali Rabiei announced on Monday that President Hassan Rouhani is following up on a number of issues related to the crash, which resulted in the death of all 176 people on board, including citizens of Iran, Canada, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Germany, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

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