Iran Claims To Make Arrests In Downing Of Airliner

NBC News reports:

Iran’s judiciary said Tuesday that it had arrested an undisclosed number of suspects involved in the accidental downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane that killed all 176 aboard last week.

The announcement came after days of protests shook Iran, with demonstrators railing against the government’s apparent early attempts to cover-up the downing of the plane. Thirty people were arrested during the demonstrations, judicial spokesperson, Gholamhossein Esmaili, said in a press conference Tuesday.

Esmaili gave no further details on the number of those arrested in connection with the downing of the passenger jet and did not reveal their names or professions.