Tehran (IP) – Iran's parliament speaker said that pursuing the Ukrainian plane crash is necessary.


Iran PressIran News: In his pre-agenda speech, Mohammad-Bagher Ghalibaf commemorated the anniversary of the Ukrainian plane crash, saying: “I offer my deepest condolences to the entire noble Iranian nation especially the bereaved families who lost their loved ones and insist on pursuing the case.”

He expressed gratitude for the epic turnout in the second martyrdom anniversary of Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani across Iran.

A Ukrainian airliner was shot down shortly after taking off from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport on January 8, 2020, and all of its 167 passengers and nine crew members were killed.

On January 11, 2020, the Armed Forces General Staff released a statement saying the plane was mistakenly downed near the airport.

The incident happened a few hours after Iran fired dozens of ballistic missiles at a US airbase inside Iraq in retaliation for the assassination of Lieutenant-General Qassem Soleimani.

The airplane had been mistaken for an invading missile.


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