The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Saturday expressed his “deep sympathy” to the families of the 176 victims, and called on the armed forces to “pursue probable shortcomings and guilt in the painful incident.”
Following the findings of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran investigation into the Ukrainian passenger plane crash, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, in a message of deep sympathy and reassurance to the afflicted families, ordered the General Staff to pursue any fault or possible failures in the incident and to ensure that those kinds of incidents will not occur again.
The message of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei reads as follows:
In the name of God
Knowing the results of the General Staff’s investigation into the incident of the Ukrainian passenger plane and the involvement of human error in it, the grieves of the gruesome incident became much more severe.
I need to reiterate to the General Staff of the Armed Forces in order to pursue the possible fault or failures in this painful incident.
I also request the necessary care and follow-up to prevent the recurrence of such incidents from the managers and relevant authorities.