Canadian Ambassador to Ukraine Larisa Galadza pays tribute Jan. 9, 2020, to victims of the Ukraine International Airlines plane that crashed while taking off from Tehran Jan. 8. (Canadian Embassy in Ukraine/Twitter)

Trudeau: Evidence Shows Iranian Missile Shot Down Jet In Possibly ‘Unintentional’ Act

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday that evidence suggests an Iranian missile strike brought down the Ukrainian jetliner that plunged from the sky Wednesday outside Tehran.

“We have intelligence from multiple sources, including our allies and our own intelligence. The evidence indicates the plane was shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile,” Trudeau said during a news conference in Ottawa, one day after all 176 people aboard — including dozens of Canadian passengers — died in the crash.

Trudeau cautioned that the findings remained preliminary, declining to elaborate on the nature of the evidence Canada and its allies have obtained.

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