Iran claims it has arrested person who filmed Ukrainian plane being shot down

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Iranian authorities say the person who filmed a video proving the country shot down a commercial plane has been arrested. The person, who has not been identified, was arrested and will face national security charges, according to BBC. Iran initially said the crash was because of a mechanical issue but later admitted that it mistakenly shot down the Ukrainian airliner, killing all 176 people on board. President Hassan Rouhani, 71, announced the arrests of several other people related to the plane crash on Tuesday. “This will not be a regular and usual case. The whole world will be watching this court,” he said in a speech. “It’s not only the person who pulled the trigger, but also others who are responsible.”