Iran makes arrests and plans ‘special court’ over shooting of Ukrainian plane


Iran has said arrests have been made over the shooting down of a Ukrainian plane that killed 176 people.

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said earlier that everyone responsible for the accidental shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner last week must be punished.

“For our people it is very important in this incident that anyone who was at fault or negligent at any level” face justice, he said in a televised speech.

“Anyone who should be punished must be punished,” said Rouhani.

-Noah Harte