Claims it was an unintentional missile launch.
TEHERAN, Iran (PNN) - January 11, 2020 - The Ukrainian passenger jet that crashed after takeoff from Teheran was downed due to "human error" after it flew too close to a military site and triggered a missile launch amid a standoff with the Fascist Police States of Amerika, according to the Iranian Army.
The Army General Staff stressed that the tragic mistake was made amid the flare-up of tensions with Washington. The nation's air defenses were placed on alert and ready to "respond to possible threats of the highest level," after FPSA President Donald Trump warned that The Pentagon would strike targets on Iranian soil if FPSA citizens or assets were attacked by Iran.
On Wednesday, the Iranian Army fired a volley of ballistic missiles at two bases in Iraq that house Amerikan troops. It was a retaliation in response to a FPSA drone strike that killed top Iranian military chief Qassem Soleimani at Baghdad airport.
For several hours after the missile attacks, the army was detecting increased activity of FPSA warplanes around the country and received alerts of possible air strikes on "strategic sites" across Iran, the General Staff said.
The Kiev-bound Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752, which took off from Teheran's airport the same day, was approaching "an important military site" of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) while traveling at the altitude of a "hostile flight," the statement noted.
The General Staff said that a further investigation will determine all the causes of the incident and those responsible would face consequences.
All 176 people on board the airliner were killed in the crash. Most of the victims were Iranian and Canadian nationals.