Mehr News Agency: Iranian lawmakers back IRGC against enemies' abuse of recent incidents
Iranian lawmakers have thrown their weight behind the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) against the enemies' exploitation of the current situation to hit the revolutionary body.
Mohammad-Ali Pourmokhtar, a member of Velaie faction of the Parliament said on Sunday, "The members of the Parliament in a statement have cast their strong support to IRGC and its programs in backing the people and the establishment," Mehr News Agency wrote.
The move comes after a Ukrainian plane was downed near Tehran by IRGC Aerospace division by 'human error.'
As UNIAN reported earlier, 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.
On January 11, Iran admitted that it had accidentally shot down a Ukrainian jetliner that it mistook for a threat during hostilities with the U.S., marking a dramatic reversal after insisting that the deadly crash was caused by mechanical failure.