• An Iranian general said officials lied about shooting down a Ukrainian passenger jet to defend national security

    10 days ago - By Business Insider

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    Amir Ali Hajizadeh, a general in Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, sought to justify lying about whether Iran shot down Ukraine International Airlines flight 752.
    In a TV address Wednesday, he said had Iran immediately told the truth, its air defense network would have been left "crippled."
    A Revolutionary Guard Corps missile shot down flight 752 on January 8. It took until January 11 for Iran to admit what really happened.
    At first, Iranian officials apologized unreservedly for the crash. But in the days since, some have sought to justify the action, or...
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