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Iran's Revolutionary Guards Take Responsibility for Downed Ukrainian Aircraft

Iran's Revolutionary Guards Take Responsibility for Downed Ukrainian Aircraft – VOA News

Iran's Revolutionary Guard has admitted it mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian jetliner earlier this week.

The Guard's aerospace commander said on state television Saturday, "I take full responsibility and I will obey whatever decision is taken." He said he "wished" he "were dead" when he learned about the fate of the aircraft.

Earlier Saturday, Ukraine's president had called for a full admission of guilt for the downing of the plane that killed all 176 people aboard…

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