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Iran denies it fired a missile to down Ukrainian jet, calls for evidence

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEJan. 10, 2020, 5:59 AM UTC / Updated Jan. 10, 2020, 12:22 PM UTCBy Patrick Smith, Amin Hossein Khodadadi and The Associated PressIran has strongly denied that a Ukraine International Airlines jetliner that crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran earlier this week, killing 176 people, was downed by an Iranian missile launched by mistake."What is obvious for us, and what we can say with certainty, is that no missile hit the plane," Ali Abedzadeh, head of Iran's Civil Aviation Organization, said Friday.Iranian government spokesman Ali Rabiei, also speaking Friday according to Iran's Press TV, accused the ...