Source: Tension reported between Rouhani, Guard Corps as prominent Iranians bash regime | The Times of Israel
Powerful military unit angry it was publicly blamed for downing of Ukrainian plane; government claims it was deceived over what had happened, UK’s Telegraph reports
There is increasing ill feeling between the Iranian government and the powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps over last week’s downing of a Ukrainian passenger jet, with a government spokesman on Monday accusing the military of deceiving political leaders about what really happened to the plane, according to a report from the UK’s Telegraph newspaper.Popular anger has swelled at the Iranian government’s attempt to conceal its role in the airliner tragedy, with days of protests and several prominent Iranians critiquing the regime.Iran initially claimed the plane crashed last Wednesday, killing all 176 on board, due to engine failure, but over the weekend admitted that it had been shot down after being mistaken for a hostile aircraft.Government spokesman Ali Rabiei indicated the military had at first misled rulers over what actually happened to the airliner.
”All relevant authorities had assured us that there had been no missile involved in the downing of the Ukrainian plane,” Rabiei said in the report.The Ukrainian Airlines flight was hit in the hours after Iran fired volleys of missiles at two US bases in Iraq in revenge for the US drone strike killing of top IRGC commander Gen. Qassem Soleimani. warsclerotic read more
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Iranian dissidents fleeing in panic were on that plane which was shot down on orders. But it will never be admitted.