Leader orders investigation into "possible negligence" in air disaster

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Saturday ordered an investigation into the likely negligence or faulty performance in the air disaster case.

The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces forwarded the directive to General Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces.

The Supreme Leader instructed the General Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces to take necessary measures to probe the incident and make sure such events will not be repeated.

Sympathizing with the bereaved families of the air disaster, Ayatollah Khamenei said after being informed of the results of the investigation by General Staff of the Armed Forces which indicated a human error in the plane crash, he felt the sorrow even deeper than before.  

Praying to God to bestow patience upon the bereaved families, he emphasized that the General Staff of the Armed Forces should fully pursue probable negligence and failure.

He also ordered relevant officials to take the necessary measures to prevent a repetition of such incidents.

After the US increased tension in the Middle East by assassinating Iran's Lieutenant-General Qasem Soeimani, the country made a reaction and hit the US airbase in Iraq with missiles.

Iran's military had been put on alert to counter any US adventurism. But unintentionally, a Ukrainian Boeing 373 was shot shown near Tehran minutes after takeoff.

Iranian officials have admitted that human error was responsible for downing the passenger plane and expressed regret and apologized for the tragedy.   

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