“ഞാൻ മരിച്ചുവെന്ന് ഞാൻ ആഗ്രഹിച്ചു”: ഉക്രെയ്ൻ വിമാനം വെടിവച്ചതിന്റെ ഉത്തരവാദിത്തം ഇറാൻ ഗാർഡ് കമാൻഡർ സ്വീകരിക്കുന്നു – ദി ഹിന്ദു
General Amir Ali Hajizadeh (R), Iran’s Head of the Revolutionary Guard’s aerospace division. File Photo. | Photo Credit: AFP
The Ukrainian jetliner, carrying 176 passengers on board, was shot down accidentally, says Iran
An Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander on Saturday said his unit accepts “full responsibility” for the accidental shootdown of a Ukrainian passenger plane.
In an address broadcast by state TV on Saturday, Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh says that when he learned about the downing of the plane, which killed all 176 passengers on board, “I wished I were dead.”
Iran’s armed forces say they mistook the passenger plane for a hostile target in the tense aftermath of Iran’s ballistic missile attack on two military bases in Iraq housing U.S. troops. That attack was retaliation for the killing of Iran’s top general, Qassem Soleimani, in an American airstrike in Baghdad.
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