The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps has paid tribute to the victims of a Ukrainian jetliner that went down close to Tehran a yr in the past, blaming the air catastrophe on the US authorities’s terrorist-style adventurism.
In a press release on the primary anniversary of downing of Ukraine Worldwide Airways Flight 752, the IRGC mentioned the sorrow on the lack of the pricey fellow Iranians within the crash remains to be painful and heartbreaking.
The assertion additionally blamed the bitter incident on the “US’ anti-human adventurism and terrorist measures within the area”, saying the catastrophe as soon as once more revealed the depth of the worldwide conceitedness’s hostility in the direction of the Islamic Republic and the Iranian nation and saddened the hearts of the Iranian individuals.
The downing of the Ukrainian passenger aircraft occurred after the US adventurism and terrorist crime of assassinating Lt. Normal Qassem Soleimani, which was adopted by Iran’s missile strike on the navy base of Ain al-Assad and the resultant warfare circumstances within the area, it added.
Highlighting the IRGC’s selfless devotion and brave efforts over the previous 4 a long time to combat towards the smug powers, shield Iran’s safety and nationwide pursuits, and safeguard the individuals’s well being and calm, the assertion expressed deep remorse over the tragic incident, supplied sympathy with the households of victims, and emphasised that studies from the professional committees have been reviewed to appropriate deficiencies and forestall a recurrence of such incidents.
The assertion lastly pointed the hardship attributable to the enemy’s hostility and plots towards Iran, saying the IRGC forces are decided to defeat the adversaries and take a “harsh revenge” on them.
The Kiev-bound UIA Boeing 737 crashed shortly after taking off from Tehran on January 8, 2020, killing all 176 individuals on board, principally Iranian and Canadian residents.
Iran mentioned the aircraft was hit by an anti-aircraft missile because of human error, when the nation’s air protection was on most alert at a time of heightened tensions following a retaliatory missile strike on a US base in Iraq after the American assassination of high Iranian commander Normal Soleimani.