The conflict between the United States and Iran goes back decades.
The latest addition to this conflict is the plane crash that killed 176 people just minutes after the plane took off from the airport last Wednesday. After going back and forth, the Iranian government took responsibility for shooting down the plane, killing everyone aboard.
However, while accepting that his people were responsible for the crash and the unnecessary loss of life, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif stated the following:
“Human error at time of crisis caused by US adventurism led to disaster,”
The loss of 176 people is heartbreaking. I can only imagine the grief that the loved ones of those who were on the plane are feeling.
The fact that Iran finally fessed up should not have taken as many days as it did. However, what bothers me more is that they are quick to blame the United States for the crash. Granted, the US Government has not always made the wisest decisions when dealing with Iran. However, in this case, the United States is blameless. The blood and loss of life is firmly on the hands of Iran.
May the memories of those on the plane be a blessing and a reminder of the cost of war.