Iran announces first arrests in downing of Ukrainian airliner

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Iran’s judiciary announced the arrests of an unspecified number of suspects after the accidental shoot-down of a commercial passenger jet during a major confrontation with the United States last week. In comments carried by state media, spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said on Tuesday “extensive investigations have taken place and some individuals are arrested”. He did not offer additional details. Al Jazeera’s Dorsa Jabbari, reporting from the capital Tehran, said one person detained was the individual who posted video of the missile striking the airliner.