Top Iran security official says Tehran did not hide cause of Ukraine plane crash


DUBAI (Reuters) – A senior Iranian security official said on Sunday Iran had no intention to conceal the cause of the crash of a Ukrainian airliner which the Iranian military admitted it had mistakenly shot down, the state-run IRIB news agency reported.

“From the start, there was no intention to conceal the causes of the accident, especially since its nature and technical characteristics … make it virtually impossible to conceal,” the secretary of Iran’s top national security body, Ali Shamkhani, was quoted as saying by IRIB.

Reporting by Dubai newsroom; Editing by Mark Potter