Iran's ayatollah admits that they shot down the Ukrainian passenger jet
Jan 13, 2020
As most of you know, during the night of January 11, Iran got its “revenge” for the killing of Soleimani by sending a small barrage of missiles into one of Iraq’s military bases. It is clear that this was a face-saving action, since they warned the Iraqis of the impending attack in order to allow evacuations to take place.
No one was killed, and very little damage was done.
President Trump had used the Swiss Fax machine as a back channel to convey the message to Iran: “Do not escalate.” That signaled the Iranians that he had no intention of going to war with Iran. The Iranians took the message seriously and responded in a way that satisfied both sides.
Yet during the night of the missile attack, a Ukrainian passenger jet took off from Tehran and was shot down two minutes later by a nearby Iranian military base. Apparently, communications were jammed, and they had only a short time to identify the target. They chose to shoot it down.
However, the holy Ayatollah then lied to the Iranian people (and to the world), claiming the jet crashed because of mechanical problems. Now many Iranians are protesting in the streets and demanding his resignation.
After multiple denials, and demands for proof from foreign entities - accusing them of spreading "psychological warfare" lies, President Hassan Rouhani has admitted Iran accidentally shot down the Ukrainian jetliner that took off from Tehran's international airport amid this week's tensions.
In a pair of tweets, Rouhani admitted that "Armed Forces’ internal investigation has concluded that regrettably missiles fired due to human error caused the horrific crash of the Ukrainian plane & death of 176 innocent people," adding that "The Islamic Republic of Iran deeply regrets this disastrous mistake."