The commander of the Air Force and the Military Space Forces of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Amir-Ali Hajizadeh made an important statement. He said that the IRGC claimed responsibility for the crash of the Ukrainian Boeing UIA.
The brigadier general said that Iran took the Ukrainian plane for a rocket. The Informant informs about this with reference to the source of ISNA.
The IRGC, Iran’s elite Iranian military-political formation, which in fact duplicates the role of the country's army, assumed responsibility for the crash of the Ukrainian plane near Tehran. “We are fully responsible for this, and no matter what decision the authorities make, we will obey it,” Hajizade said.
According to the general, the strike was unintentional, as Iranian troops were put on full alert because of the unprecedented likelihood of a conflict with the United States. Therefore, additional defensive systems were deployed in the vicinity of Tehran.