Iran has admitted that it had “unintentionally” hit a Ukrainian passenger plane, killing 176 people, including passengers and crew.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani tweeted Saturday: “Internal investigations of the military have concluded that a humanitarian accidentally fired missiles at a Ukrainian aircraft, causing it to be a tragic accident. And 176 innocent people were killed. ‘
Remember that Canada, the US and the UK had previously claimed that information they received from various sources indicated that the aircraft was targeted by Iran’s ground-fired missiles Wednesday. While Iran denied the allegations.
The recent tension between the United States and Iran escalated when the United States launched an Iranian war in Iraq after that the plane crashed happened in Iran .