Iranian parliament supports Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps despite downing of Ukrainian plane

Source : 112 Ukraine

An emergency closed meeting of parliamentarians with the IRGC commander Hussein Salame took place in Iran today
19:41, 12 January 2020
Open source
The Iranian parliament expressed support for the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, despite the downed plane in Tehran. This was reported by Mehr.
"This mistake is a huge loss, but it should not be the basis for forgetting the self-sacrifice of the IRGC, which has always defended our country," the report said.
It is also reported that on Sunday January 12 an emergency closed meeting of parliamentarians with the commander of the IRGC Hussein Salame was held.
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As we reported,  Boeing 737 of Ukraine's International Airlines, flight PS 752 with 176 passengers aboard crashed in Tehran, not far from Imam Khomeini airport. Iranian Tasnim News Agency informed about that, pointing out that the reason for the crash was a "technical malfunction."

As of 7 a.m. January 8, the fate of passengers remained unknown. Local authorities feared that no one survived, because the plane was visibly on fire as it was falling, CGTN reported.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky responded to Iran’s statement about a missile strike at Ukrainian Boeing 737, demanding to bring those responsible to justice, return the bodies of the dead and pay compensation for the catastrophe.

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