The plane was shot down by Manpads by foreign Zionist and yank elements. To answer for Iran symbolic strike at Assad airbase, where the Yanks got headaches after Iran missile strike. The Iranians IRGC tried at first not to cover up. Blaming rightly the Americans. But the Americans seeing this attempt, then released video of shoot down. Clearly showing small explosion and little or no Missile exhaust, compatible with the use of Manpads and not larger missile. Saying in effect that either they accept responsibility or they will let the cat out of the bag. Knowing the political cost for ruling elites , for unwillingness to respond. The Iranians IRGC were then forced to accept responsibility. By the ruling elite.
The initial YouTube video showing strikes, with little or no missile exhaust plume, were later corrected. Large bright missile exhaust plumes were added, to support story of Iranian strike. Not strike by special ops team of Yanks, using MANPAD.
This disgraceful cover up by the Iranian security and intelligence appratus , serves no good purpose for the Iranian nation. It hides the ugly face of uncle scumbags and the Liberal elite desire to open the doors of the country to American malign influence.
If the people know the truth and reality of attacks, they will hardly allow the Liberal elite to sell the country to the yank enemy . The enemy of Iranian people. They will prepare for war. They will seek revenge. They will kick out the pro-western influence, corrupt politicians and officials from office. Appoint leaders who will tell them the truth and arm them with Nukes and grant them political freedom and rights. The Democrats and socialists and progressives, instead of the " religious"........ ( Liberal ) right wing reaction choking Iranian nation.