Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau has revealed that it was actually Iran’s missile that shot down the Ukrainian airliner with 176 passengers on board.
He said that evidence indicates an Iranian missile downed the jetliner on Wednesday, adding that the strike “may have been unintentional”.
According to the Prime Minister, Canadian and allied intelligence carried out the investigation.
He said it appeared it was a surface-to-air missile that struck the plane.
“We have intelligence from multiple sources, including our allies and our own intelligence. The evidence indicates that the plane was shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile,” Trudeau told reporters in Ottawa. “This may well have been unintentional,” according to Al Jazeera.
Recall that US officials had said it was “highly likely” that an Iranian anti-aircraft missile downed the plane.
Iran had dismissed those reports as “illogical rumours.”
Ukrainian International airliner bound for the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, crashed minutes after takeoff from the Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran on Wednesday.
The incident happened shortly after the Iranian military had launched over 15 missile attacks on the bases of US and its allied in Iraq.
There were 63 Canadians on board.
Iranian investigators released an initial report on Thursday that said the airliner was on fire and tried turning back but its crew never made a radio call for help.