Video: Missile hits Ukrainian airliner in midair over Iran (Full episode)
Rick Sanchez reports on a video, verified by the New York Times, purporting to show a surface-to-air rocket shooting down the Boeing 737 NG that crashed over Iran on Tuesday, killing all 176 people on board. Then Jamie Finch, former director of Government, Public and Family Affairs for NTSB shares his insights. (0:12) Economist and founder of Democracy at Work Prof. Richard Wolff discusses the bizarre economics of Washington's military interventions. (11:02) Former chief UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter joins Rick Sanchez to weigh in on the Iran plane crash. (16:35) Plus, Ruben Navarrette, nationally syndicated columnist and host of the daily podcast "Navarrette Nation," discusses the muddled state of US media. (20:32)
Startling new video of the Iranian missile that struck a Ukrainian 737 NG outside Tehran last week has been published by the New York Times. Iran has confessed to inadvertently launching the missile. Scottie Nell Hughes reports.
#QuestionMore #RTAmerica Video has emerged said to show the moment a Ukranian jetliner plummetted and crashed into the ground near Tehran on Wednesday. Western leaders have said the plane appeared to have been unintentionally hit by a surface-to-air missile near Tehran. (Jan 10) Video sent to CNN appears to show a missile fired into the Tehran sky early Wednesday morning and striking an object in the sky. Around that time, a Ukranian airliner crashed shortly after takeoff. CNN cannot verify the authenticity of the video, but the buildings seen in it appears similar to ones that are in the Iranian capitol suburb of Parand. The Ukrainian plane crashed just north of the suburb.
The US increasingly believes that Iran mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian airliner on Tuesday, according to multiple US officials. The working theory is based on continuing analysis of data from satellites, radar and electronic data collected routinely by US military and intelligence. Iran's courts say they have arrested an unspecified number of suspects for the shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner last week, which brought thousands of Iranians out on the streets in protest.
This come at a time of heightened tensions between Iran and the United States, and the Iranian leadership also faces more problems with regards to the 2015 nuclear deal.
On Tuesday, the United Kingdom, France and Germany said they lodged a complaint that Iran had violated the repeatedly, which could mean the reimposition of United Nations sanctions.
Al Jazeera's Dorsa Jabbari reports from Tehran.