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Rouhani has made a statement after confessing to the plane crash

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Tehran will take steps to address defects in the air defense system following an air crash that is unforgivable.

YEREVAN, January 11 - Sputnik. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has stated that deficiencies in air defense systems must be eliminated. Sputnik Arabic reports.

The General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces has today admitted that a Ukrainian Boeing crashed near Tehran was accidentally struck by human error. The statement also said the aircraft was struck because it had landed near an important military facility.

"All the weak points of anti-aircraft defense complexes should be eliminated, steps must be taken to prevent such disasters from happening again," the Iranian president said in a statement posted on his official website.