8, four hours after an Iranian airstrike on a U.S. military base in Iraq, a Ukrainian Airlines Boeing 737 crashed near Tehran airport six minutes after taking off. All 176 passengers and crew were killed.
A number of u. s. officials and canadian prime minister pointed the finger at iran on the 9th, saying that based on intelligence analysis, iran may have \"failed\" to shoot down the plane, the australian government later agreed with the statement. But Iran denies it.
Several U.S. officials said they were \"very sure\" that Iranian missiles had hit Ukrainian airliners, according to several U.S. media outlets, including CNN and the New York Times. The officials claim that the Ukrainian airliner was hit by SA-15 anti-aircraft missiles, which were made by Russia. One of the officials said Iran may have hit the plane \"by mistake \".
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also called the downing of a Ukrainian airliner an Iranian missile. He said the judgment was \"based on multiple allies and on information at our disposal \". Ukraine said there were 63 Canadians aboard the plane. In addition, the New York Times released a video that lasted for decades, claiming that the video showed the Ukrainian airliner being shot down by anti-aircraft missiles.
Iran has repeatedly denied the western claims. A spokesman for the Iranian army called the claim \"absurd.\" Iran's official news agency, IRNA, called it part of a \"psychological war\" in the United States. Several Iranian media previously cited Iranian officials as saying the crashed plane had suffered a technical malfunction and had caught fire before it fell and then disappeared from the radar screen. Iran's initial investigation report said the plane suffered a technical malfunction after taking off and attempted to return before it crashed.
On January 9, Ukrainian Interior Ministry officials said the cause of the accident would be announced by Iran. A Ukrainian security official said the chances of a missile strike causing the plane to fall were growing. (For more original information, please download the \"Surging News\" app)