A US spy satellite detected the heat signature of two Iranian surface-to-air missiles launched at the Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed January 8 morning near Iran’s Tehran, killing all 176 on board, ABC News reported on January 10 citing an anonymous US official.
“U.S. intelligence is confident that Iran painted the Ukrainian airliner with radar and fired two surface-to-air missiles that brought down the aircraft, a U.S. official told ABC News. The official said that an American satellite had detected the heat signature of the two missiles as they approached the airliner,” the report says.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also claimed that the plane was shot down by an ‘Iranian missile’.
“We have intelligence from multiple sources, including our allies and our own intelligence. The evidence indicates that the plane was shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile,” Trudeau told media on January 9.
“This may well have been unintentional,” he noted. “This new information reinforces the need for a thorough investigation into this matter.”
Trudeau did not provide any details or revealed the supposed ‘intelligence’.
Other mainstream media outlets, like CNN, also push the version that the Boeing 737-800 was downed by an Iranian missile (or two). All these report are based on ananymous sources and unrevealed ‘intelligence’.
The entire situation with the supposed shot down of the plane by an ‘Iranian missile’ looks questionable. It’s unclear why Western ‘intelligence agencies’ needed about 2 days to announce that they detected some indications that the plane was downed by a missile. The same can be adressed to the reaction of Western powers and mainstream media outlets. In previous cases (like the MH17), they immediately blamed the side that it wanted to blame.
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