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Iran: Protests continue to denounce the shooting down of the Ukrainian plane

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS)

On Tuesday, anti-government protests continue in the Iranian capital, Tehran, condemning the shooting down of a Ukrainian passenger plane.

According to the Anatolia correspondent, the protests organized by students of Tehran University demanded accountability and resignation of all those responsible for the negligence that led to the downing of the Ukrainian plane.

The protests coincided with a memorial service for the leader of the “Quds Force” of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Qassem Soleimani, who was killed, a few days ago, in a US raid in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

The protesters chanted slogans such as: “You lied to the people for 3 days,” “The referendum is a way to save the people,” and “They killed 1,500 people in November,” as well as other slogans demanding the resignation of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

In the same context, calls were made to protest in the evening hours, in many cities, especially Tehran.

And Saturday, the Iranian Staff announced, in a statement, that its air defense system shot down the Ukrainian passenger plane, after a “human error” the moment it passed over a “sensitive military zone”.

Later in the day, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, through its commander of its underground force, Brigadier Amir Ali Hajizadeh, claimed responsibility for the shooting down.

Initially, Tehran denied that it had caused a missile, and said it had convincing evidence in this regard.

And last Wednesday, a Ukrainian Boeing 737 passenger plane crashed shortly after taking off from an airport in Tehran, killing 176 people of different nationalities.

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