Ukraine airliner accidentally downed by Iran, US officials say

‘Oku tui e pule’anga ‘Amelika na’e fehalaaki e ngāue’ ‘o iku fana’i ‘e ‘Iulani ‘aki ‘enau me’atau fakafepaki misaila’ ‘a e vakapuna ‘Iukuleini ne mate kotoa ai ‘ene kau pāsese mo e kau kulū ‘e toko 176 he uike ni’. Ko e hili ‘eni hano siofi lelei ‘e he kau ma’umafai ‘Amelika e ngaahi ‘ata mei he’enau satelaite ‘o e me’a ne hoko’. Ne ‘uluaki fakahā pe foki ‘e ‘Iulani ia ko e me’a ne hoko’ ko e maumau pe ‘a e vakapuna’.

The US government believes Iran accidentally shot down a Ukraine airliner that crashed in Iran, killing all 176 people aboard, officials say. Citing an extensive review of satellite data, one US official told Reuters news agency the government had concluded with a high degree of certainty that Iranian anti-aircraft missiles brought down the plane. Officials…


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