Iran admits to unintentionally shooting down Ukrainian plane

President Trump to Iranian protesters: 'My Administration will continue to stand with you'

Iran admits to unintentionally shooting down Ukrainian plane
The U.S. intelligence community increasingly believes that the Ukraine passenger jet that went down after takeoff in Iran was accidentally struck by a Russian-made missile; national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin reports.

Protesters in Iran's capital, Tehran, have demanded the resignation of senior leaders following the admission of authorities - after days of denials - that Iranian forces accidentally downed a Ukrainian passenger plane, killing all 176 people on board.

The Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 bound for Kyiv, Ukraine crashed minutes after takeoff from the Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran on Wednesday. It happened hours after Iran launched missile attacks on US forces in Iraq in retaliation for the US  assassination of top Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani.

Twitter users decry Trump's Tweets

Twitter users criticised Trump for saying he stood in solidarity with the Iranian people, noting that he previously threatened to attack 52 Iranian sites "very hard" as tensions between the two nations escalated earlier this month.

How about you sit down and mind your own business?!" one Twitter user said.

M. Ali Kadivar محمدعلی کدیور@MAliKadivar

Yes we saw how you stood with us when you threatened our cultural sites, starved Iranians with sanctions, and banned us from entering the US. How about you sit down and mind your own business?!
بشین بابا!

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Source : Aljazeera News with TKT inputs