Ukrainian plane brought down due to human error: Iran

Iran on Saturday said the Ukrainian passenger plane which crashed outside Tehran earlier this week had flown close to a sensitive military site and been brought down due to human error “at a time of crisis caused by US adventurism”.

In a statement issued on Saturday, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran said that at the time of the accident on Wednesday, the forces had been on the highest alert, reports the Tehran-based Press TV.

Iranian state TV said that the plane flew close to a sensitive site belonging to Iran”s Revolutionary Guards, adding that those responsible would be held accountable, the BBC reported.

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