May 21, 2022

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Ukrainian Boeing fires | Canada is not mentioned in Iran

Ukrainian Boeing fires |  Canada is not mentioned in Iran

(Tehran) Iran on Friday denied in Ottawa the right to “express its views” on the 2020 Ukrainian Boeing shooting near Tehran following the publication of a Canadian report criticizing Iranian officials over the tragedy that killed 176 people. .

“Canada is not entitled to report or express its views on this matter [de l’]”Ukrainian plane,” the official Irna agency wrote, quoting Deputy Foreign Minister Mohsen Bahrwand, who is in charge of justice and international affairs.

“Part of the Canadian report that critiques the technical aspect of the report [d’enquête] Iranian on [la catastrophe aérienne] Irna adds, quoting the same source.

Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) Flight PS752 Tehran-Kiev took off on January 8, 2020 with 176 people on board, including 55 Canadian citizens and 30 permanent residents of Canada. Three days later, the Iranian armed forces finally admitted that they had “mistakenly” shot down the plane.

The landing missile fire was the result of a mixture of “negligence”, “incompetence” and “neglect of human life” on behalf of Tehran, but there was no evidence to suggest. For preemptive action, a report from Canada on the drama released on Thursday.

According to the Canadian government, the document, compiled by Canadian experts based on available information, was “justified and superficial by the official account of events provided by Iran.”

To Mark Guernsey, head of the Canadian embassy, ​​”The facts are clear”: “Iran is responsible for the deaths of 176 innocent people”, and the affected countries are awaiting Tehran’s response to their demands for compensation.

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On the night of the tragedy, Iran’s air defense was on high alert. Five days earlier, during an American strike in Baghdad, the Islamic Republic had attacked a US-used base in Iraq by General Qassam Solomon, the architect of Iran’s regional strategy, and Tehran was expecting a response from Washington.

The Iranian Civil Aviation Organization (COA) laundered its armed forces in a final report on the tragedy that unfolded in March. Ukraine then denies it was “a cynical attempt to hide the real reasons” and Ottawa denied a report was “incomplete” and without “tough evidence”.