January 11, 2020 / 7:53 AM / 13 days ago

Iran Supreme Leader called for public statement on accidental shooting down of Ukrainian airliner - Fars

FILE PHOTO: Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks during Friday prayers in Tehran September 14, 2007. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl/File Photo

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the top authority in the Islamic Republic, was informed about the accidental shooting down of the Ukrainian airliner on Friday and said information should be publicly announced after a meeting of Iran’s top security body, the semi-official Fars news agency said in a tweet.

All 176 passengers aboard the plane died in the crash.

Reporting By Babak Dehghanpisheh. Editing by Jane Merriman

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