Iran says it has arrested person who filmed video of missiles striking Ukrainian plane

Fox News | 1/15/2020 | Greg Norman
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The plane, en route to the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, was carrying 167 passengers and nine crew members.

Iran has announced the arrest of a person who recorded a video last week showing missiles striking the Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed outside of Tehran – but it may be a case of mistaken identity.

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The person, who was detained by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, is expected to face charges related to national security following the military mishap that downed the plane, according to Iranian media reports. Yet the London-based journalist who first posted that person’s footage on Twitter, the BBC says, is claiming that authorities have arrested the wrong individual.

“The person who is a source of the video is SAFE and I can assure you IRGC is orchestrating another lie,” Nariman Gharib tweeted. “They killed 176 passengers on a commercial plane. That’s the real story here.”

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The dispute comes as yet another video has surfaced showing Iranian missiles slamming into the plane.

New footage from a security camera shows that the airliner was on fire and did not plummet back to earth right away. It attempted to turn...
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