Death by air mishaps is something that no one prays for, not to talk about one that could claim all passengers, a total of 176 on board.
But when a country justifies such an action, there must be more to it than is apparent on the surface.
So is the situation with a Member of Parliament (MP) of Iran, Hassan Norouzi, who says that his country’s military did well to down a civilian Ukrainian airliner in January.
The incident was during Iranian missile attack on the Ain Al-Asad base in Iraq, according to Al Arabiya.
The MP added that no arrests have been made in relation to the incident, contrary to official claims.
A news report which The Eagle monitored from Christian United for Israel, says the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) shooting of the International Airlines plane soon after conducting a missile attack on the Ain Al-Asad base in Iraq was in response to the US assassination of former IRGC Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani.
The report indicates that Iran at first refused to acknowledge that the plane had been shot down, claiming that it crashed due to a “technical failure.”, but later admitted that the plane had been shot down.
Norouzi told the state-run Hamdeli daily on Sunday that the military “carried out their duties well. The movement of the plane was very suspicious.”
“The plane was no longer under the control of the watchtower and appeared to have come under America’s control,” Norouzi said, according to news outlet Al Arabiya. “The plane was in Israel the week before and was tampered with.”
An Iranian missile attack had targeted an Iraqi base where US forces were stationed, on January 8 in retaliation for a US drone strike in Baghdad on January 3 that killed Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the elite Quds Force of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard.