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Qatari Plane Omits Airspace Security Around Ukraine Jetliner Crash

The Boeing 737 jetliner of Ukraine International Airlines was assumed to have been accidently crashed down, taking lives of all its passenger last week. However, the real tragedy unfurled, when the Islamic Republic of Iran admitted that the country’s armed forces hit the civilian plane with a missile “by mistake”.

Iran called it a “human error” that killed 176 humans, moments after their plane took off from Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran. However, the aircraft that came down in flames could reportedly have been from Qatar.

According to Arab news agency Al Arabiya, the Iranian missile was capable of blowing up the Qatari plane, which flew from the same airport along the same route. The flight bound to Qatar, took off from the Khomeini airport only two hours before the Ukraine airlines crashed down.

Several countries have been avoiding the Iranian and Iraqi airspace, since the United States inflamed intense rage by killing Iran’s top military commander, General Qasem Soleimani. However, it has remained open for Qatar and its aircrafts.

The Qatari plane took off from Iran at 4:45 a.m. and landed safely at Doha airport at 6:25 a.m., just 13 minutes before the Ukraine jetliner took off from Tehran. However, Al Arabiya reports that the airplane escaped the tragedy and was not intercepted by any Iranian missile.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stated that he “deeply regrets this disastrous mistake”, which killed 82 Iranian, 63 Canadians, 11 Ukrainians, 10 Swedes, 4 Afghans, 3 Germans and 3 British nationals.

Soon after Iran’s admission, the country immersed into a new furor, and the vigil for victims took a turn for anti-government protests. The protests extended to a call for democratic reforms and for the Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and others to step down. The enraged Iranians took to the streets, chanting “Death to the dictator” and “Khamenei is a murderer!”.

“Our protests were about all of the irresponsibility of the regime, not just the plane. The plane was the trigger of this protest.” said one of the protesters. “We just want a true democracy, we are so angry and sad.”

The Iranian authorities that were tear-gassing the protests, also fired live ammunition on Sunday night to disperse them and injured several demonstrators. With time, the country is bumping into newer and even severe issues bringing beyond repair turmoil.

Clashes that began between the Tehran and the United States didn’t just escalate, but also involved other countries causing geopolitical crisis and an internal havoc in Iran between the people and the regime.

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