Image copyright AFP Image caption For the first three days after the crash, Iran denied that its armed forces had shot down the plane Several people have been detained in Iran over the accidental shooting down of a Ukrainian passenger plane with a missile, the country’s judiciary says.Spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili told reporters that the detentions…

Rescue teams inspect the wreckage of Ukrainian International Airlines flight PS752

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For the first three days after the crash, Iran denied that its protection power had shot down the plane

Quite loads of other folks possess been detained in Iran over the accidental shooting down of a Ukrainian passenger plane with a missile, the country’s judiciary says.

Spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili told journalists that the detentions got here as portion of a continuous investigation into the incident, however provided no miniature print.

President Hassan Rouhani said the probe would be overseen by a “special court docket”.

He also burdened out that the “tragic match” could well possibly smooth no longer be blamed solely on the individual who “pulled the trigger”.

“Iranian protection power admitting their mistake is an correct first step,” he added. “We could well possibly smooth squawk other folks that this is never any longer going to happen again.”

Ukrainian International Airlines flight PS752 crashed shut to Tehran’s airport final Wednesday, killing all 176 other folks on board, most of them Iranians and Canadians.

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Media captionPedram Mousavi, Mojgan Daneshmand, and their two daughters had been all passengers on flight PS752

For the first three days after the crash, Iran denied that its protection power had shot down the plane and suggested there had been a technical failure.

But as proof mounted, the Modern Guards said the operator of a missile defence machine had incorrect the plane for a US cruise missile and fired at it.

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