Transcript for Arrests made in Iran after Ukrainian plane shot down
Now to breaking news. Reports this morning that Iran has made arrests after that accidental attack on a passenger plane that killed all 176 people on board. Our senior foreign correspondent Ian Pannell has the latest. Good morning to you, Ian. Reporter: Yeah, good morning, Michael. That's right. Iran now confirming that arrests have been made of those involved in the accidental shooting down of that plane. No details, however, of how many or exactly who has been arrested. Reminder that the airline crashed last week shortly after takeoff from Tehran's international airport. Of course, brought down after being targeted by anti-aircraft fire. Now Iran's general staff of armed forces taking full responsibility for the downing saying it was, quote, due to human error and apologizing. This morning Iran's president rouhani admitting from the get-go he thought the crash wasn't normal saying, quote, it was painful and unforgivable following a weekend of protests that saw thousands on the streets angry at the regime's handling of this crisis. The judiciary now saying 30 people were arrested in those protests in which police used live ammunition. It appeared to be a real threat to the regime, thanks The race for the white house
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