Iran responded after President Trump ordered a deadly U.S. drone strike that targeted the Iranian terrorist General Qassem Soleiman.
Their response was to launch over a dozen missiles at U.S. bases in Iraq.
Fortunately, there were no injuries or deaths reported. However, a few hours later, a Ukraine International Airlines plane crashed in Iran.
Iranian officials originally denied any responsibility for the disaster but now admitted to shooting it down by accident.
Now, demonstrators in Iran are protesting the Islamic regime and the Iranian government is responding by shooting at them with live ammunition.
From The Daily Wire:
The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), which is a designated terrorist organization, shot down the plane late on Tuesday night after firing numerous missiles at U.S. forces in Iraq.
“For the first three days after the crash, Iran denied growing international accusations that it had shot the plane down, and looked as if it was engaged in a cover-up,” The New York Times reported.
“The Iranian authorities insisted that the jetliner had gone down for mechanical reasons, and refused to cooperate with investigators.
They also began to remove some evidence from the scene.”
Massive protests erupted across Iran over the weekend in at least a dozen cities and Iran responded by firing “tear gas, rubber bullets and eventually live ammunition to disperse demonstrators.”
The Times later noted that multiple people had been shot and that other protesters were beaten.
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