Iran Denies "Cover-Up" Over Shot Down Ukrainian Airliner

"Some officials were even accused of lying and a cover-up but, in all honesty, that was not the case," an official said on state television.

Iran Denies 'Cover-Up' Over Shot Down Ukrainian Airliner

The Ukrainian airline crash killed all 176 onboard the flight (File)

Tehran:

Iran's government on Monday denied a "cover-up" after it took days for the armed forces to admit a Ukrainian airliner was shot down by mistake last week.

"In these sorrowful days, many criticisms were directed at relevant officials and authorities... some officials were even accused of lying and a cover-up but, in all honesty, that was not the case," spokesman Ali Rabiei said in remarks aired on state television.



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