The regime had repeatedly denied responsibility.
Following repeated denials of responsibility and attempts to shift the blame to the West, Iran has now admitted that they shot down the Ukrainian International Airlines flight.
176 people were killed, including 57 Canadians.
Iran’s foreign minister shared the information on Twitter (of course he also tried to shift blame to the US):
“A sad day. Preliminary conclusions of internal investigation by Armed Forces:
Human error at time of crisis caused by US adventurism led to disaster
Our profound regrets, apologies and condolences to our people, to the families of all victims, and to other affected nations.”
As reported by the Associated Press, Iran’s military issued a statement on Iranian state media:
“A military statement carried by state media said the plane was mistaken for a “hostile target” after it turned toward a “sensitive military center” of the Revolutionary Guard.”
The statement also said it was its highest level of readiness.
“In such a condition, because of human error and in a unintentional way, the flight was hit,” the military said. It apologized and said it would upgrade its systems to prevent future tragedies. It also said those responsible for the strike on the plane would be prosecuted.”
Of course, it’s crazy for Iran to try blaming the US. The US had repeatedly warned Iran not to cross clear red lines, which were killing US personnel, and attacking the US Embassy in Iraq. Iran violated both of those red lines.
Still, that clear truth hasn’t stopped the establishment press and far-left from trying to somehow blame the United States for the actions of the Iranian regime.
Now, it remains to be seen what (if any) actions the Canadian government will take in response to Iran’s admission. Among the steps that could be taken are declaring the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) a terrorist organization, imposing further sanctions, and even returning to the total trade embargo Canada previously had in place.
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