Not Much Difference: Both Blame Trump Iran admitted on Sunday to "unintentionally" shooting down a Ukrainian passenger jet with 176 innocent civilians on board hours after attacking the military bases with U.S. soldiers. All of the passengers died. The country's foreign minister, Javad Zarif, blamed the United States for the downing of the commercial plane. "A sad day. Preliminary conclusions of internal investigation by Armed Forces: Human error at time of crisis caused by US adventurism led to disaster," Zarif said. Irandiana Mayor Running for US Presidency Blames Trump South Bend, Ind. mayor Pete Buttigieg on Thursday implied that Trump shares the blame for Iran’s missile attack on a Ukrainian flight en route from Tehran to Kyiv. According to U.S. officials, an Iranian anti-aircraft missile system shot down the plane. All 176 passengers, most of them Iranian or Canadian citizens, were killed. “Innocent civilians are now dead because they were caught in the middle of an unnecessary and unwanted military tit for tat,” Buttigieg wrote on Twitter.