Responsible of Ukrainian plane crash must be punished

TEHRAN ( Iran News ) – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday that all those responsible for the accidental downing and crash of the civilian Ukrainian plane last week must be punished. “For our people it is very important in this incident that anyone who was at fault or negligent at any level” face justice, said Rouhani in a televised speech, adding that the “tragic event” would be thoroughly investigated. He described the fatal incident “a painful and unforgivable” mistake and promised that his government would pursue the case “by all means.” “More than just one person is responsible for the Ukrainian plane crash,” said the president, adding that those found culpable “should be punished.” “There are others, too, and I want this issue to be expressed honestly,” he said, without elaborating.