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Iran: 10 officials involved in downing Ukrainian plane

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Iran said Tuesday that 10 officials have involved in the incident of downing a Ukrainian passenger plane last year, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

Outgoing military prosecutor Gholam Abbas made the statement during a ceremony to hand his post to Nasir Siraj as Iran's new military prosecutor.

Days after the Jan. 8 incident, Tehran admitted that "human error" had brought down Ukrainian International airlines flight 752, in which all 176 passengers on board were killed.

In December, Iran pledged to pay an amount of $150,000 as compensation to the families of each of the plane victims.

The downing of the plane came amid heightened tensions with the US after the assassination of top general Qasem Soleimani in Iraq early in January 2020.

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