Iran on Saturday confirmed suspicions that its missile system shot down the Ukraine Airlines plane killing 176 people and blamed US adventurism for the disaster.
In an apologia on Saturday, Iran said it unintentionally shot down the plane, calling it an unforgivable mistake.
The Ukraine International Airlines plane came down on Wednesday shortly after Iran launched missiles at bases hosting American forces in Iraq in response to the killing of Qasem Soleimani, one of Irans top generals, in a US drone strike.
The Islamic Republic of Iran deeply regrets this disastrous mistake, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani tweeted.
Armed Forces internal investigation has concluded that regrettably missiles fired due to human error caused the horrific crash of the Ukrainian plane