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Iran Faces Growing Criticism at Home, Abroad Over Downing of Ukrainian Plane

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Iran’s leaders attempted Sunday to contain international criticism and anger at home over their admission that the armed forces accidentally shot down a Ukrainian passenger airliner after they initially denied it.

Additional security forces deployed outside a university in Tehran to prevent protests, a day after hundreds of people took to the streets of the capital to express their anger at what they called lying and incompetence by the country’s leadership. All 176 people on board the Boeing Co. 737-800 airliner were killed,…

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