The plane, en route from
“The responsibility falls on more than just one person," President
“There are others, too, and I want that this issue is expressed honestly,” he said, without elaborating.
Rouhani called the incident "a painful and unforgivable” mistake and promised that his administration would pursue the case “by all means.”
“This is not an ordinary case. The entire the world will be watching this court,” he said.
Tensions have been escalating since President
The deal has quickly unraveled since then, with
Tensions sharply escalated further after on
While Rouhani pointed to mistakes and negligence, he also repeated the government's line that the plane tragedy was ultimately rooted in
“It was the
Rouhani called the government's admission that Iranian forces shot down the plane a “first good step.”
He added that Iranian experts who retrieved the Ukrainian plane's flight recorder, the so-called black box, have sent it to
The incident raised questions about why
The shootdown and the lack of transparency around it has reignited anger in
Iranian authorities briefly arrested British Ambassador
Batrawy reported from