Australia says Iran shot down Ukrainian airliner, scene video suspected

[International News]     11 Jan 2020
The crash site. A Ukrainian plane carrying 176 people crashed shortly after taking off from Tehran on Jan. Australian intelligence said the plane was shot down by Iran. The United States and Canada have also targeted Iran.

The crash site. (Photo of No.9)

Combined australian media reported that the u. s.and iran conflict heightened sensitive moment, with 176 people on board a ukrainian airliner crashed shortly after taking off from tehran on january 8, the flight was lifeless. Australian intelligence said the plane was shot down by Iran. The United States and Canada have also targeted Iran.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has claimed evidence that an Iranian missile shot down the Ukrainian airliner, but the attack may not have been deliberate, AP reported. Mr. Trudeau, however, declined to give details of the information.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison later said Australia had received reports supporting the claims. "We have information similar to what our partners have. "It was not a deliberate attack, it was an appalling accident," he told 2GB station today. "

Trudeau said there was evidence that the plane was shot down by an iranian surface-to-air missile, causing 176 people on board, including at least 63 canadians.

Mr Morrison said he had spoken to Mr Trudeau and planned to speak to the Ukrainian leader.

"The investigation into this (crash) is crucial, especially for families who have lost a lot of their families in such an appalling tragedy. "he said.

Earlier Thursday, the U.S. presidential election (Donald Trump) also stated that he believed Iran was responsible for the surprise landing, but would not directly condemn Iran.

Trump dismissed Iran`s earlier claims that it was a mechanical problem. "Someone may have made a mistake on the other hand," he said, noting that the plane had flown through the" very chaotic "area at the time," some say it was a mechanical problem, which I personally believe was not even the result of any problem ".

A video obtained by the New York Times has also been suspected of exposing a surface-to-air missile attacking the Ukrainian airliner in Tehran.

A large flash of light appeared in the video, allegedly as the missile touched the aircraft.

The ukrainian international carrier (Ukrainian International Airlines) ps752 crashed on wednesday from tehran`s imam, khomeini international airport (Imam Khomeini International Airport). The plane appeared to have flown back to imam homeni airport with fire before the expansion crash, the media reported.

A huge beam of light appeared in the relevant video obtained by New York Times. (Photo of No.9)

In the hours before the accident, Iran fired ballistic missiles at U.S. forces and coalition forces in Iraq`s base. Britain, Germany, France and Canada subsequently joined the chorus of condemnation. Mr morrison also said he would maintain close ties with allies such as the u.s.and that australia would not withdraw from iraq and would continue to carry out its military mission in iraq, adding that no australian personnel were killed or injured in the attack.

Iran`s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has threatened "harsh retaliation" after senior Iranian general Qasem Soleimani was killed by a U.S. air strike outside Iraqi airport in Baghdad. Iran`s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps confirmed Wednesday that a missile attack on two U.S. military bases in Iraq.

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