Embattled Islamic Republic of Iran has finally admitted it fired a missile that brought down a passenger plane shortly after it took off from its main airport on Wednesday morning, effectively backtracking on fervent denials.
Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif in a statement on Saturday said:
“A sad day. Preliminary conclusions of internal investigation by Armed Forces: Human error at time of crisis caused by US adventurism led to disaster.”
“Our profound regrets, apologies and condolences to our people, to the families of all victims, and to other affected nations.”
Bittertruth Media recalls that a Boeing 737-800 passenger plane operated by Ukrainian International Airlines went down shortly after take-off from Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran at about 6:12 a.m; killing all 176 passengers and crew members on board, including 82 Iranians.