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Iran Says Military Shot Down Ukraine Plane in Error, After Denial Drew Scrutiny Abroad

Iran Says Military Shot Down Ukraine Plane in Error, After Denial Drew Scrutiny Abroad

Ukraine Air Boeing 737 Crashes in Southern Tehran 2020-01-08
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Iran said on Saturday it had mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian plane killing all 176 aboard and voiced deep regret, after initially denying it brought down the aircraft in the tense aftermath of Iranian missile strikes on U.S. targets in Iraq.

Wednesday’s crash heightened pressure on Iran after months of friction with the United States and tit-for-tat attacks. A U.S. drone strike had killed an Iranian general in Iraq on Jan. 3, prompting Tehran to fire at U.S. targets on Wednesday…

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FretlessT January 11, 2020 at 11:44 am

“tit-for-tat”.

Not biased at all.

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