Iran says it 'unintentionally' shot down Ukrainian jetliner

Posted at 8:54 PM, Jan 10, 2020

Iranian state TV, citing a military statement, says the country ‘unintentionally’ shot down a Ukrainian jetliner, killing all 176 aboard. The statement came Saturday morning. It blames “human error” for the shootdown.

Originally, Iran claimed that the crash was due to a mechanical error. But intelligence from the U.S. and Canada coupled with video of the incident suggested that the plane was brought down.

Wednesday's incident came mere hours after Iran fired missiles on two Iraqi bases that house US troops.