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9 Jan 2020

Ukraine plane ‘highly likely’ shot down by Iran missile – US officials say

Correspondent

US officials have said that it’s highly likely that it was an Iranian missile that brought down a passenger plane yesterday.

All 176 people on board the Ukrainian International Airline flight were killed when it crashed just outside Tehran. Iran initially blamed an engine fire for the crash, and it seems the strike was a tragic accident.

We’ll be speaking to our Washington correspondent Siobhan Kennedy and our International Editor Lindsey Hilsum in Baghdad.

Here, the Prime Minister spoke to Ukrainian President Zelensky to call for a “full, credible and transparent investigation”. Three Britons were among the dead.