Canada’s Trudeau: Iran Must Take Full Responsibility for Shooting Down Passenger Plane
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday, January 11, said Iran must take full responsibility and be held accountable for shooting down a Ukrainian plane and killing all 176 aboard, including 63 Canadians.
READ MORE: Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has admitted it mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian jetliner earlier this week.
The guard’s aerospace commander, Amirali Hajizadeh, said on state television Saturday, “I take full responsibility and I will obey whatever decision is taken.” He said he “wished” he “were dead” when he learned about the fate of the aircraft.
“That night we had the readiness for all-out war,” Hajizadeh said. He added that the Revolutionary Guard asked that commercial fights be canceled but that the request was not carried out.
Earlier Saturday, Ukraine’s president had called for a full admission of guilt for the downing of the plane that killed all 176 people aboard.