Iran arrests several people over missile strike on passenger plane 

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Iran arrests several people over missile strike that brought down Ukrainian passenger jet as Hassan Rouhani vows to punish those responsible

  • Iranian judiciary spokesman said ‘some individuals’ were arrested over the crash
  • President Hassan Rouhani said the shoot-down was an ‘unforgivable error’ 
  • The regime’s initial denials and subsequent admission have sparked protests 

Iran said today it has arrested several people over the erroneous missile strike which brought down a passenger jet last week. 

Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said ‘some individuals’ had been detained after ‘extensive investigations’, without saying how many. 

President Hassan Rouhani has vowed to punish those responsible as he called the shoot-down of the Boeing 737 an ‘unforgivable error’. 

The regime has been forced on to the back foot by the crash after its initial denials and subsequent admission prompted a fresh wave of protests. 

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani (pictured today) has vowed to punish those responsible as he called the shoot-down of the Boeing 737 an 'unforgivable error'

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani (pictured today) has vowed to punish those responsible as he called the shoot-down of the Boeing…



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