Recall that Iran on Saturday finally admitted that its military “unintentionally” shot down a Ukrainian jetliner, killing all 176 on board.
It blamed “human error” for the incident, adding that the military mistook Flight 752 for a “hostile target.”
Jetliner, a Boeing 737 operated by Ukrainian International Airlines, went down on the outskirts of Tehran during takeoff just hours after
Iran launched a barrage of missiles at US forces in Iraq.
Iran had earlier denied shooting down the plane, saying it absolutely was impossible for such thing to have happened.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Iran “lied intentionally” about shooting down the Ukraine airliner.
“They knew from the beginning that that they had downed it. They knew that it was an unintentional downing, but lied intentionally,” Netanyahu said at the beginning of a cabinet meeting which he also shared in a tweet.