The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Saturday expressed his “deep sympathy” to the families of the 176 victims, and called on the armed forces to “pursue probable shortcomings and guilt in this painful incident.”

Iran Press/Iran news: Following the findings of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran investigation into the Ukrainian passenger plane crash, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, in a message of deep sympathy and reassurance to the bereaved families, ordered the General Staff to pursue any fault or possible failures in the incident and to ensure that those kinds of incidents will not occur in the future.

The message of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei reads as follows:

In the name of God

Knowing the results of the General Staff's investigation into the incident of the Ukrainian passenger plane and the establishment of human error playing a major part, it makes it so much more painful to digest the implications of this tragic and awful incident.

I need to reiterate to the General Staff of the Armed Forces in order to pursue the possible faults and failures in this painful incident.

I also request the necessary care and follow-up to prevent the recurrence of such incidents from top managers and relevant authorities.

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