Iran admitted to killing 176 people when it mistakingly shot down a Ukraine International Airlines plane. Fury and protests soon erupted throughout Tehran calling for an end to their government’s reign. In a brief clip protestors can be heard chanting “death to the dictator”.
Other protest videos have surfaced online with other chants of “velayat-e-faghih”, meaning “down with the principle of religious dictatorship.”
In response to the protests, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the downing of the aircraft in Tehran was an “unforgivable error”.
He vowed all those involved will face punishment.
The President made a televised speech on Tuesday, adding the “tragic event” would be investigated thoroughly.
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He claimed: “One person cannot be solely responsible for the crash.
“Iranian armed forces admitting their mistake is a good first step.
“We should assure people that it will not happen again.”
US President Donald Trump took to Twitter to issue a warning to Iran regarding the deployment of riot gear officers to control the protests.
“Turn your internet back on and let reporters roam free.
“Stop the killing of your great Iranian people.”
Tensions remain high between the US and Iran however fears of world war 3 appear to have subsided as both nations have explained the importance of de-escalation.