Iran shot down plane with two Russian-made missiles, US official says
A video released Thursday shows an Iranian missile hitting a civilian plane near Tehran. The new footage is widely considered to be the Ukraine-bound Boeing 737-800 which crashed late on Wednesday night. The United States and its allies have a “high level of confidence” that the Iranians did not intend to shoot down the plane. At a press conference in Ottawa, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the targeting was probably “unintentional.”
In a twenty-four reversal, the US National Transportation Safety Board will now join the investigation into the plane crash. This decision follows Iran’s Wednesday statement expressly rejecting American involvement in the investigation.