[Global News reporter Wang Boyata] A Ukrainian plane crashed in Iran, causing speculation. On the one hand, britain, the united states, canada and so on claimed to be iran's missiles to shoot down the passenger plane, on the other hand, the iranian side explicitly denied that the damage was related to iran's missile attack on u. s. military bases in iraq.
According to CNN, the Iranian government's spokesman, Ali O'Leary, said:'It's very important that I'm going to be able to do this. In a statement on Monday, Ali Rabiei urged the U.S. to wait patiently for the findings of the crash and blasted the U.S. for accusing \"the [Iranian] missile of shooting down the plane\" as a \"big lie.\"
“Once this claim is found to be fraudulent, no one can be held accountable for such a big lie." Rabbiye said in his statement. Rabye also compared reports from Western countries to a "psychological war" against Iran, CNN said. He said other countries associated with the crash could also be represented in the accident investigation - including Boeing, the maker of the plane.
In response to the claim that the missiles had hit Ukrainian planes, Iran's head of the Civil Aviation Organization, Ali O.J. Abed zad also offered to refute. Reuters quoted the Islamic Republic of Iran news agency (IRNA) as saying that Abedzad's comments in an interview late on Thursday (9) were \"illogical\" and bluntly denied that \"this is impossible.\"
In addition, Iran's road and urban development minister, Mohammed bin Laden, reported on Iranian television. Isrami also denied on 9 that the plane crash was related to previous Iranian missile launches at U.S. military bases in Iraq, and said \"technical issues\" were the cause of the plane crash.
A Boeing 737 crashed near Tehran's Khomeini International Airport on the 8th of this month, leaving 167 passengers and nine crew members alive. The accident comes at a time when iran is airing an air strike at a u. s.military base to \"retaliate against\" the late iran's top military officer, sulaimani. For a moment, the cause of the crash caused speculation.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on the 9th local time that \"I have my doubts that the plane flew in a very harsh environment and someone may have made a mistake,\" after U.S. media said of the shooting down of an Iranian missile.
Meanwhile, including british prime minister johnson, canadian prime minister mr trudeau and the u.s. media have unanimously pointed the finger at iran, claiming that the ukrainian international airliner that crashed near tehran was shot down by iranian missiles. Subsequently, australia's prime minister, mr morrison, joined the group, calling the downing of a ukrainian jet in tehran \"an unspecified act \". Australia received information similar to that received by the canadian prime minister and from the united states.
In the face of speculation, the international civil aviation organization released a statement late on 9, saying the group had received a preliminary report on the cause of the accident in iran and called on all parties concerned to reduce speculation and wait for official findings.