President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's statement, reported Thursday on his office's Facebook page, came after US officials said it was "highly likely" that the plane was downed by an Iranian anti-aircraft missile.
The plane was downed shortly after Iran unleashed a 22-missile barrage on two Iraqi bases quartering United States troops, an act of vengeance for an American drone strike that killed top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani. "We have a high level of confidence that this was shot down by Iran", The Wall Street Journal quoted one official as saying.
On Twitter, President of Iran Hassan Rouhani offered Iran's "deep regrets" for the "disastrous mistake".
Zarif was referencing the USA deonr attack that killed Soleimani, which was ordered by Trump.
According to the Iranian media, officials said that the plane had flown close to a "sensitive military centre" and was mistaken for a "hostile target". My thoughts and prayers go to all the mourning families.
The US president wouldn't directly lay the blame on the Gulf nation, but told reporters yesterday: 'I have my suspicions, I don't want to say that because other people have those suspicions also.
Mr Trudeau said fresh evidence suggested that a surface-to-air missile deployed by Iranian military brought down the flight early Wednesday morning. Canada, where 63 of the victims came from, said it had intelligence from multiple sources to support the US's findings.
All 176 people aboard the Kyiv-bound plane were killed in the crash, which occurred shortly after takeoff from Tehran.
More than 60 passengers were Canadian, and, today, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau blamed Iran.
"I think the investigation would have disclosed it whether they admitted it or not".