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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the man who mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane outside Tehran is in prison, Mehr agency reported.

In an interview with Der Spiegel, Zarif talked about the killing of Qassim Soleimani, the Ukrainian plane tragedy, and the Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA).

“This was a complicated situation in a complicated time. Others needed much more time. Almost 32 years ago, the U.S. shot down an Iranian passenger plane. As of today, they still haven’t issued an official apology. The American officer who was responsible for shooting it down even received a medal. Meanwhile, the Iranian man who shot down the Ukrainian plane is now in prison,” he said.

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