Iran ‘Mistakenly’ Shot Down Ukrainian Plane – US
Iran mistakenly shot down the Ukrainian plane that crashed on Wednesday near Tehran, killing all 176 people on board, US officials have said.
US officials say they believe the Ukrainian International Airlines Boeing 737-800 was hit by a missile.
Ukraine earlier said it was examining whether a missile strike brought down the aircraft, but Iran ruled it out.
The crash came just hours after Iran carried out missile attacks on two airbases occupied by US forces in Iraq.
CBS News said US intelligence said a satellite detected infrared “blips” of two missile launches, followed by another blip of an explosion.
Meanwhile, another news outlet Newsweek, quoted a Pentagon and a senior US intelligence officials, as well as an Iraqi intelligence official as saying they believed the Ukrainian plane was hit by a Russian-made Tor missile.
US President, Donald Trump, on Thursday, said:
“I have my suspicions” over the plane. “Somebody could have made a mistake.”