Iran admits to unintentionally shooting down Ukrainian plane

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What we know so far

 

  • Iran’s Supreme Leader weighs in: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei calls for measures to prevent similar accidents in the future.

 

  • The victims: 176 people died in the crash, including: 82 Iranians, 57 Canadians, 11 Ukrainians, 10 Swedes, four Afghans, three Germans and three British nationals.

 

  • The US-Iran crisis: The plane crash came after Iran launched strikes on Iraqi bases housing US troops. Those strikes were retaliation after the US killed a top Iranian general last week.

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