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Iran prosecutor says 10 indicted for Ukraine airplane shootdown

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Tehran navy prosecutor Gholamabbas Torki made the remark Tuesday whereas handing over his workplace to Nasser Seraj

Iranian media are quoting the outgoing navy prosecutor of Tehran as saying that 10 officers have been indicted for the 2020 shootdown of a Ukrainian passenger airplane.

Tehran navy prosecutor Gholamabbas Torki made the remark Tuesday whereas handing over his workplace to Nasser Seraj.

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The semiofficial ISNA information company and the Iranian judiciary’s Mizan information company each reported the remarks, with out elaborating.

Following three days of denial in January 2020 within the face of mounting proof, Iran lastly acknowledged that its forces mistakenly downed the Ukrainian jetliner with two surface-to-air missiles, killing all 176 individuals on board. In preliminary studies on the catastrophe final yr, Iranian authorities blamed an air defence operator who they mentioned mistook the Boeing 737-800 for an American cruise missile.

The shootdown occurred the identical day Iran launched a ballistic missile assault on US troops in Iraq in retaliation for an American drone strike that killed a high Iranian common.

Iran launched a closing report into the incident in March that exposed no new particulars concerning the shootdown. That has angered affected nations and considerations from UN investigators.

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