Iran has admitted it brought the plane down. It must now heed calls for swift access to the crash site

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Discussion posted by: Johnf44

The loss of the flight was at first presented as a technical issue. The news was subservient to questions over the continuing cycle of retaliation between Tehran and Washington. Officials in Tehran must act swiftly to ease concerns over a cover-up since Wednesday morning. Tehran has only days later admitted that its armed forces shot down the aircraft due to “human error”, after insisting that engine failure caused the incident. The country’s ambassador to the UK apologised yesterday for a belligerent press briefing in which he insisted there was no human error involved. The statement of responsibility came after the true horror of the loss of life was at last sinking in. Iran already faces lawsuits around the world over its state-sponsorship of terror and policies of hostage taking. Courts in the US and elsewhere have found the Iranian