Iran's admission of guilt over plane crash sparks unrest in Tehran
Protesters speak out against supreme leader in response to deaths of Iranians in disaster
Iran’s embattled regime was shaken by a wave of international condemnation and domestic criticism last night after admitting its forces shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane with 176 people on board and lied in a bid to cover up its role in the tragedy.
Facing possibly the biggest crisis since the 1979 Islamic revolution, senior clerical, political and military leaders scrambled to contain the fallout from what President Hassan Rouhani termed a “disastrous mistake”.
Something good might come out of this mess. Interesting that if a government lies to its people, people will react. One theory is that the Chernobyl disaster kicked off the collapse of the USSR, years later.