Iran Shoots Plane – level 3
Last week, a Ukrainian plane crashed in Iran and at first, the Iranian government said that it did not down the plane.
However, the government walked back the denial and said that it accidentally shot the plane down. The government said that it was a mistake because of tensions with the US, and people thought that the plane was a “hostile missile”.
Protesters in Iran are now demanding that the country’s supreme leader leave his job. They also want the government to prosecute those responsible for the mistake.
The Ukrainian president said that Iran formally apologized to Ukraine and the relatives of the dead.
Difficult words: down (to make something fall out of the sky), walk back the denial (to admit that you did something wrong after you say that you did not do it), prosecute (to find out who does something and punish him or her).
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