While there is existing unrest in Iran after the death of their influential leader, another tragedy hit the nation, the Ukraine air flight carrying mostly Iranian and Canadian nationals blew up after moments it took off just outside of Iran’s capital Tehran.
The official from Pentagon, US, claimed that the flight was triggered to explode in mid-air after the anti-aircraft missile system from Iran struck at it. Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752, a Boeing 737–800, which was traveling to Kyiv’s Boryspil International Airport from Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport, crashed just outside of the capital, killing all 176 people on board.
After the US slaughtered the Qasem Soleimani, the Iranian Major General in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Iran had been targeting various US Army bases and embassy established at their neighboring country Iraq. The reports claimed that the Russia-built Tor-M1 surface-to-air missile system, known as Gauntlet (at NATO’s database), mistakenly struck the Boeing 737–800. Even the Pentagon official and US senior intelligence officer mentioned that the incident was accidental.
But the president of the United States, Donald Trump, has different speculations. He told the reporters that he had his suspicion, and looking at the missile attack, he thinks that someone intentionally had made a mistake in striking the flight.
But Iranian officials had denied any claims that they pulled out the gruesome attack. Also, they have accused the US and US officials of stopping in spreading lies about the attack, which blamed them. The flight involved a number of Canadian nationals, and the tragic crash has drawn the concern from the country’s prime minister. Justin Trudeau, Canadian PM, accused Iran of hitting the flight as he claimed that he has intelligence from his country’s own agencies.
For the tragic part, all the 176 innocent people were killed in the explosion, which included nine crew members, eighty-two Iranian nationals, sixty-three Canadian, eleven Ukrainian, ten Swedish, seven Afghans and three unfortunate German nationals.