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Iran's IRGC accepts 'responsibility' for Ukrainian plane crash, airline demands full investigation

2020-01-12 10:29:46       source:CGTN

January 11, 2020 

Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has accepted full responsibility for the downing of a Ukrainian airplane, a senior commander of the guards said in a video posted online by state TV on Saturday, saying that he wished he "could die and not witness such an accident."

"We accept full responsibility for this act (shooting down the plane), and we will obey and carry out what decisions the authorities will make… I wish I could die and not witness such an accident," aerospace division head Amir Ali Hajizadeh said.

Hajizadeh said in the video that the aircraft was misidentified as a cruise missile by an air defense operator and was brought down by a short-range missile.

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