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World Iran announces arrests over downing of Ukrainian plane

11:15  14 january  2020
11:15  14 january  2020 Source:   msn.com

Ukrainian Boeing 737 crashes in Iran, all 170 aboard killed: Iranian state TV

  Ukrainian Boeing 737 crashes in Iran, all 170 aboard killed: Iranian state TV Ukrainian Boeing 737 with at least 170 aboard crashes in IranA Ukrainian airliner carrying at least 170 passengers crashed on Wednesday due to technical problems soon after taking off from Tehran's Imam Khomeini airport, and all aboard were killed, Iran's state television said.

Iran 's judiciary says arrests have been made over the shootdown of a Ukrainian plane that killed all 176 people on board. The announcement came shortly after Iran 's president called for a special court to be set up to probe the downing last week of the plane by Iranian forces.

There's growing outrage in Iran after regime leaders admitted mistakenly shooting down a Ukrainian passenger plane . Witnesses say riot police and security

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Iran's judiciary said Tuesday arrests have been made over the accidental shootdown of a Ukrainian passenger plane that killed all 176 people on board just after takeoff from Tehran.

The announcement came shortly after Iran's president called for a special court to be set up to probe the downing last week of the plane by Iranian forces.

FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2019, file photo, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attends a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a meeting at the prime minister's office in Tokyo.  Iran on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, acknowledged that its armed forces “unintentionally” shot down the Ukrainian jetliner that crashed earlier this week, killing all 176 aboard, after the government had repeatedly denied Western accusations that it was responsible. (Charly Triballeau/Pool Photo via AP, File)© Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2019, file photo, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attends a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a meeting at the prime minister's office in Tokyo. Iran on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, acknowledged that its armed forces “unintentionally” shot down the Ukrainian jetliner that crashed earlier this week, killing all 176 aboard, after the government had repeatedly denied Western accusations that it was responsible. (Charly Triballeau/Pool Photo via AP, File) Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili was quoted by Iranian state media saying that "extensive investigations have taken place and some individuals are arrested. He did not say how many individuals have been detained or name them.

These are the nationalities of the 176 people killed in the Ukraine International Airlines crash in Iran

  These are the nationalities of the 176 people killed in the Ukraine International Airlines crash in Iran The nationalities of the 176 people killed in a crash involving a Ukraine International Airlines plane in Iran have been announced by Ukrainian authorities. The Boeing 737-800 plane crashed shortly after take-off from Tehran's Imam Khomeini International Airport Wednesday morning local time.Everyone on board the flight was killed.There were 82 Iranian citizens, 63 Canadians, and 11 Ukrainians on board, as well as citizens from Sweden, Afghanistan, Germany, and the UK, according to Ukraine's foreign minister.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

Iran 's judiciary said on Tuesday that arrests have been made over the accidental downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane that killed all 176 people Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili was quoted by Iranian state media saying that investigations have taken place and some individuals

© Victoria Jones Members of the Anglo- Iranian community stage a vigil in Whitehall for the victims of the Ukrainian plane crash in Tehran (Victoria Ukrainian International Airlines flight PS752 from Tehran to Kyiv came down on Wednesday, hours after Iran launched ballistic missiles at US bases in

Iran, which initially dismissed allegations that a missile had brought down the jetliner, acknowledged — three days after Wednesday's downing and in the face of mounting evidence — that its Revolutionary Guard had shot down the Ukrainian plane by mistake.

"The judiciary should form a special court with a ranking judge and dozens of experts," President Hassan Rouhani said in a speech televised in Iran on Tuesday. “This is not an ordinary case. The entire the world will be watching this court.”

Flowers and candles are placed in front of portraits of the flight crew members of the Ukrainian 737-800 plane that crashed on the outskirts of Tehran, at a memorial inside Borispil international airport outside Kyiv, Ukraine, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy says that Iran must take further steps following its admission that one of its missiles shot down Ukrainian civilian airliner. He also expressed hope for the continuation of the crash investigation without delay. A team of Ukrainian investigators is in Iran. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)© Provided by Associated Press Flowers and candles are placed in front of portraits of the flight crew members of the Ukrainian 737-800 plane that crashed on the outskirts of Tehran, at a memorial inside Borispil international airport outside Kyiv, Ukraine, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy says that Iran must take further steps following its admission that one of its missiles shot down Ukrainian civilian airliner. He also expressed hope for the continuation of the crash investigation without delay. A team of Ukrainian investigators is in Iran. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Rouhani called the incident "a painful and unforgivable” mistake and promised that his administration would pursue the case “by all means.”

Video Shows Ukrainian Plane Being Hit Over Iran

  Video Shows Ukrainian Plane Being Hit Over Iran Video verified by The New York Times appears to show an Iranian missile hitting a plane above Parand, near Tehran’s airport, the area where a Ukrainian airliner stopped transmitting its signal before it crashed on Wednesday. Video verified by The New York Times appears to show an Iranian missile hitting a plane above Parand, near Tehran’s airport, the area where a Ukrainian airliner stopped transmitting its signal before it crashed on Wednesday.

© Victoria Jones Members of the Anglo- Iranian community stage a vigil in Whitehall for the victims of the Ukrainian plane crash in Tehran (Victoria Ukrainian International Airlines flight PS752 from Tehran to Kyiv came down on Wednesday, hours after Iran launched ballistic missiles at US bases in

© Victoria Jones Members of the Anglo- Iranian community stage a vigil in Whitehall for the victims of the Ukrainian plane crash in Tehran (Victoria Boris Johnson has welcomed Iran ’s admission it unintentionally shot down the Ukrainian aircraft which crashed near Tehran as an “important first step”.

This undated photo provided by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Office, shows the wreckage of the Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 at the scene of the crash in Shahedshahr, southwest of the capital Tehran, Iran. Iran has acknowledged that its armed forces © Provided by Associated Press This undated photo provided by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Office, shows the wreckage of the Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 at the scene of the crash in Shahedshahr, southwest of the capital Tehran, Iran. Iran has acknowledged that its armed forces "unintentionally" shot down the Ukrainian jetliner that crashed earlier this week, killing all 176 aboard, after the government had repeatedly denied Western accusations that it was responsible. (Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP) “The responsibility falls on more than just one person," he said, adding that those found culpable “should be punished.”

“There are others, too, and I want that this issue is expressed honestly,” he said, without elaborating.

This undated photo provided by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Office, shows detail of the wreckage of the Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 at the scene of the crash in Shahedshahr, southwest of the capital Tehran, Iran. Iran has acknowledged that its armed forces © Provided by Associated Press This undated photo provided by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Office, shows detail of the wreckage of the Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 at the scene of the crash in Shahedshahr, southwest of the capital Tehran, Iran. Iran has acknowledged that its armed forces "unintentionally" shot down the Ukrainian jetliner that crashed earlier this week, killing all 176 aboard, after the government had repeatedly denied Western accusations that it was responsible. (Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP) This undated photo provided by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Office, shows detail of the wreckage of the Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 at the scene of the crash in Shahedshahr, southwest of the capital Tehran, Iran. Iran has acknowledged that its armed forces © Provided by Associated Press This undated photo provided by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Office, shows detail of the wreckage of the Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 at the scene of the crash in Shahedshahr, southwest of the capital Tehran, Iran. Iran has acknowledged that its armed forces "unintentionally" shot down the Ukrainian jetliner that crashed earlier this week, killing all 176 aboard, after the government had repeatedly denied Western accusations that it was responsible. (Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP) Rouhani called the government's admission that Iranian forces shot down the plane the "first good step”.

Iran's claims for why it couldn't have shot down a Ukrainian aeroplane aren't adding up

  Iran's claims for why it couldn't have shot down a Ukrainian aeroplane aren't adding up Following multiple reports that Iran was behind the downing Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752, Iran's claim that it wasn't responsible appears to be faltering. An Iranian aviation official claimed it was "scientifically impossible" that their missile hit the plane because the aircraft was flying well short of the more than 30,000 feet at which most commercial aircraft fly. But US and Canadian intelligence sources reportedly obtained evidence showing two surface-to-air missiles from Iran that struck the plane .

A rare apology and admission of guilt from Iran has done little to quell international anger and sparked protests on the streets of Tehran, as new questions swirl over the downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane that killed 176 people. Iran ’s military released a statement via the official IRNA news agency in

Iran initially denied reports that one of its missiles had brought down the Ukrainian plane near the capital, Tehran. Image caption Iran had previously denied it was a missile strike that downed the Ukrainian jet. And in 2014, a Russian-made missile hit a Malaysian civilian airliner over Ukraine

The plane, en route to the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv, was carrying 167 passengers and nine crew members from several countries, including 82 Iranians, 57 Canadians — including many Iranians with dual citizenship — and 11 Ukrainians, according to officials. There were several children among the passengers, including an infant.

People gather for a candlelight vigil to remember the victims of the Ukraine plane crash, at the gate of Amri Kabir University that some of the victims of the crash were former students of, in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. Iran on Saturday, Jan. 11, acknowledged that its armed forces © Provided by Associated Press People gather for a candlelight vigil to remember the victims of the Ukraine plane crash, at the gate of Amri Kabir University that some of the victims of the crash were former students of, in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. Iran on Saturday, Jan. 11, acknowledged that its armed forces "unintentionally" shot down the Ukrainian jetliner that crashed earlier this week, killing all 176 aboard, after the government had repeatedly denied Western accusations that it was responsible. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Iran shot down the plane when it was bracing for possible U.S. retaliation for a ballistic missile attack on two military bases housing U.S. troops in Iraq. No one was hurt in that attack, which was carried out to avenge the stunning killing of Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani in an American airstrike in Baghdad.

Australia helping plane crash victims

  Australia helping plane crash victims Scott Morrison has intelligence that indicates an Iranian missile downed a Ukrainian jetliner, and the strike may have been unintentional. The evidence indicates the passenger plane was shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile, killing all 176 people on board, including at least 63 Canadians.Australia has an embassy in Tehran and is working with the Canadian government to support families of those killed in the crash."We are obviously working closely with the Canadian government ...

Anti-government protests turned violent in Iran over the weekend as security forces opened fire on demonstrators after the shooting down of the Ukrainian passenger plane that killed all 176 people on board. Despite initially claiming Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 crashed because of a technical.

Iran 's admission that it shot down a Ukrainian airliner, killing all 176 aboard, has provoked The Tehran-based Tasnim news agency said the envoy was arrested for several hours in front of Amir Foreign governments condemned the downing of the plane , with Ukraine demanding compensation.

Relatives of one of the flight crew members of the Ukrainian 737-800 plane that crashed on the outskirts of Tehran, stand at a memorial inside Borispil international airport outside Kyiv, Ukraine, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy says that Iran must take further steps following its admission that one of its missiles shot down Ukrainian civilian airliner. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)© Provided by Associated Press Relatives of one of the flight crew members of the Ukrainian 737-800 plane that crashed on the outskirts of Tehran, stand at a memorial inside Borispil international airport outside Kyiv, Ukraine, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy says that Iran must take further steps following its admission that one of its missiles shot down Ukrainian civilian airliner. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

The shootdown and the lack of transparency around it has reignited anger in Iran at the country’s leadership, with protesters taking to the streets in past days. Online videos appeared to show security forces firing live ammunition and tear gas to disperse protests in the streets.

Canada asks Iran to send airliner's black boxes to Ukraine or France .
Canada on Sunday repeated its request that Iran quickly hand over to France or Ukraine black boxes from the Ukrainian airliner which Tehran's forces accidentally shot down. Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Francois-Philippe Champagne said he had spoken with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif on the subject.

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