Iranian FM apologises for plane 'disaster', cites 'US adventurism'

Updated: Jan 11, 2020, 12:13 IST | AFP | Tehran

Iranian FM took it to Twitter to apologise.

Rescue teams seen at the scene of a Ukrainian airliner that crashed shortly after take-off near Imam Khomeini airport in the Iranian capital Tehran. Pic/ AFP
Rescue teams seen at the scene of a Ukrainian airliner that crashed shortly after take-off near Imam Khomeini airport in the Iranian capital Tehran. Pic/ AFP

Tehran: Iran's foreign minister Saturday offered his country's "profound regrets, apologies and condolences" after the armed forces admitted shooting down a Ukrainian airliner due to "human error". "A sad day," Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote on Twitter. "Human error at time of crisis caused by US adventurism led to disaster," he said.

"Our profound regrets, apologies and condolences to our people, to the families of all victims, and to other affected nations." 

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