Iran plane crash: Demands for justice after admission jet was shot down

Article Link: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-51077788

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Iran’s admission it “unintentionally” shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet has sparked demands for justice for the 176 people on board who were killed. The calls were led by Ukraine’s president and the prime minister of Canada, which lost 57 nationals. Social media footage has shown protests in Iran, some of them calling for Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei to resign. The plane was shot down on Wednesday, hours after Iran had struck two air bases housing US forces in Iraq. Iran had initially denied reports its missiles had brought down the plane, with one spokesman accusing Western nations of “lying and engaging in psychological warfare”. Ukraine’s prosecutor general is investigating possible wilful killing and aircraft destruction.