Iran makes first arrests over downed airliner

first_imgTEHRAN – Iran announced Tuesday itsfirst arrests over the accidental shooting down of a Ukrainian passenger jet,as protesters vented their anger over the catastrophic blunder for a fourthconsecutive day. Nearly two weeks after the US killed atop Iranian commander in Iraq, tensions with the West increased further as EUcountries on Tuesday launched an arbitration process charging Tehran withfailing to observe commitments in the 2015 nuclear deal, prompting Iran to warnof unspecified “consequences”. Iranian students gather for a demonstration over the downing of a Ukrainian airliner at Tehran University on Tuesday, in a fourth day of protests in the capital. AFPcenter_img The Ukraine International Airlines planewas brought down by a missile shortly after takeoff on Wednesday, killing all176 passengers and crew on board. (AFP)last_img

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