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Ukraine's foreign minister says Iran would grant a team of investigators from Iran and Canada – as the countries that have lost the most nationals – access to the recorders.
The blurry film, shot from a rooftop in a village 4 miles from an Iranian military site, shows the Kiev-bound plane on fire and circling back to Tehran's airport. Minutes later, the aircraft explodes and crashes.
President Hassan Rouhani says, 'It cannot be that only the person who pressed the button is at fault. There are others, and I want this to be explained to the people explicitly.'
'The police treated the people who had gathered with patience and tolerance" in a second night of demonstrations in Tehran on Sunday,' says General Hossein Rahimi
(UPDATED) Government spokesman Ali Rabiei says all details provided by officials prior to Saturday's admission had been based on the information available to them at the time
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tells a memorial event in Edmonton that 'this tragedy struck our Iranian-Canadian community, leaving cities like Edmonton reeling, but this was truly a Canadian tragedy'
'Our goal is to establish the undeniable truth,' says Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. 'The value of human life is above all political motives.'
(3rd UPDATE) The declaration comes as Tehran faces mounting international pressure to allow a 'credible' investigation into the crash