Iran's Khamenei stands by Guard after unrest over downed plane

World Jan 18, 2020

Iran's Khamenei stands by Guard after unrest over downed plane

Iran's supreme leader threw his support behind the elite Revolutionary Guard in a rare sermon on Friday after their belated admission that they had accidentally downed an airliner triggered days of street protests. In his first Friday sermon in eight years, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei also ...

Condemnation, protests spread after Iran admits to shooting down airliner

World Jan 12, 2020

Condemnation, protests spread after Iran admits to shooting down airliner

Iran's admission that it shot down a Ukrainian airliner, killing all 176 aboard, has provoked international outrage and triggered protests against Iranian authorities in Tehran and other cities, including one in which Britain's ambassador was detained. In what President Hassan Rouhani called a "disastrous mistake," ...