Iranian missile system shot down Ukraine flight, probably by mistake, sources say

Source: Newsweek - View Original Article
Published: Jan 21, 2020
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97% Liberal


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Sentiments

64% "Two Pentagon officials assess that the incident was accidental.""
-55% "The incident was first reported by Iranian semi-official media outlets, which cited the country's Red Crescent Society as assessing that the initial cause appeared ..."
-58% "On Thursday, Ukraine Security Council Secretary Oleksiy Danylov said Thursday in a statement that contact with a Tor M-1 system was among the potential ..."
-64% "Images began to circulate Wednesday of what appeared to be fragments of a Tor M-1 missile said to have been found in a suburb ..."
-71% "The Ukrainian flight that crashed just outside the Iranian capital of Tehran was struck by an anti-aircraft missile system, a Pentagon official, a senior ..."


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64% : Two Pentagon officials assess that the incident was accidental.
45% : The incident was first reported by Iranian semi-official media outlets, which cited the country's Red Crescent Society as assessing that the initial cause appeared to be mechanical failure.
42% : On Thursday, Ukraine Security Council Secretary Oleksiy Danylov said Thursday in a statement that contact with a Tor M-1 system was among the potential causes for the plane's destruction that his country was looking into.
36% : Images began to circulate Wednesday of what appeared to be fragments of a Tor M-1 missile said to have been found in a suburb southwest of Tehran.
29% : The Ukrainian flight that crashed just outside the Iranian capital of Tehran was struck by an anti-aircraft missile system, a Pentagon official, a senior U.S. intelligence official and an Iraqi intelligence official told Newsweek.

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