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A New York Times visual investigations journalist, Christiaan Triebert, has posted on Twitter a new video, which he says appears to show an Iranian air defense system launching a missile at a Ukrainian passenger plane near Tehran Wednesday 8.

"NEW: This CCTV footage appears to show an Iranian air defense system, northeast of Parand, firing a missile. I've geolocated it right under the approx. location where we think the missile hit the jet. Date is correct (18 Dey 1398) but time is off (7:48), maybe due to settings," the journalist tweeted.

In separate tweets, the journalist provided a visual explanation of the geolocation.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani officially admitted that the Ukrainian airliner had been accidentally shot down as a result of a "human error."

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said Kyiv would be insisting on an official apology from Iran and a transparent investigation, adding that he expects the return of the victims' bodies, as well as compensation payments.

UNIAN memo: Kyiv-bound UIA flight PS752 crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran's Imam Khomeini International Airport in the early hours of Wednesday, January 8. It was carrying 167 passengers and nine crew members on board. Two passengers and the crew members were Ukrainians. There were also 82 citizens of Iran, 63 citizens of Canada, 10 citizens of Sweden, four citizens of Afghanistan, three citizens of Germany and the United Kingdom each. There were no survivors.