Hassan al Rohaniat: Asatur Esync / RIA Novosti
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani called on to address the shortcomings of the air defense system after the Iranian military accidentally shot down a Ukrainian Boeing 737-800, reports RIA Novosti.
Rouhani said that it is necessary to eliminate all the weak points of defense. It is necessary to take all measures to ensure that such catastrophes never happen again, added the Iranian leader.
Jan 11, Iran said that the Ukrainian passenger aircraft Boeing 737-800 aircraft was shot down accidentally. It is clarified that the cause of the crash was called the “human factor”. The Iranian foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif explained that the mistake was made in a period of crisis because of the “adventurism” of the United States. The statement of the General staff of the Iranian armed forces said that the Ukrainian plane was mistaken for the enemy.
The Boeing 737-800 “Ukraine International airlines” (UIA) caught fire and crashed few minutes after takeoff from Tehran airport early in the morning on 8 January. Killing all aboard 176 people, most of them were citizens of Iran and Canada.
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