According to sources Justin Trudeau states that Iran plane crash is a result of an Iranian surface-to-air missile. Iranian officials reject the claim.

Recent reports regarding the Iran plane crash that killed all the 176 passengers claim that the plane was hit by an Iranian missile. Canadian President Justin Trudeau made a statement stating that some of its sources have shared intelligence including that of their allies and that claim the plane was hit by a surface-to-air missile and an investigation has been called on the same. Trudeau also said that it may be unintentional. The plane, Boeing 737-800 flight caught fire and crashed after six minutes of the trip from Tehran to Kyiv on Wednesday, 8th January 2020. It is said that 138 passengers were to catch a connecting flight to Canada while the plane already carried about 82 Iranians, 63 Canadians, 11 Ukrainians passengers and the crew on board. The victims who lost their lives in the crash included students and families.

The Iranian officials however have claimed that the reports of a missile hitting the plane are a lie. The spokesperson said that the psychological operation of the US government is adding to the grieve of the families hurting due to the incident.

People shared their reactions online following the reports of Iran plane crash:

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The crash has escalated the ongoing tensions between the US and Iran and made things worse for International peace.