Debris of the crashed Ukraine International Airlines flight seen on January 8, 2020 in Tehran. Photo: Social media video via Reuters

Iran blames human error as it admits it shot down Ukrainian plane, after days of denial

  • Iranian military mistook the aircraft for a ‘hostile target’ after it launched missiles at US forces
  • The Revolutionary Guard blamed a communication failure, saying an officer had split seconds to decide if the passenger plane posed a threat
Topic |   Iran
Debris of the crashed Ukraine International Airlines flight seen on January 8, 2020 in Tehran. Photo: Social media video via Reuters
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