Canada Doesn't Put Much Credibility into Interim Iran Report on Ukraine Jet Downing

2020-07-21 | Since 2 Month

People place candles as they commemorate victims of the Ukraine International Airlines flight 752 plane disaster, in front of the Iranian embassy in Kiev, Ukraine February 17, 2020Canada does not put much credibility into Iran’s interim report on the downing of a Ukrainian airliner, which Tehran blamed on a misaligned radar and human error, Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said on Monday.

“I don’t put much credibility into that report. It’s not just the result of human error - I think that would be an oversimplification of what really happened,” he said in a phone interview with Reuters.

All 176 people aboard - including 57 Canadians - died after two missiles hit the plane shortly take-off from Tehran.

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards shot down the Ukraine International Airlines flight with a ground-to-air missile on Jan. 8 shortly after the plane took off from Tehran. Iran later called it a “disastrous mistake” by forces who were on high alert during a confrontation with the United States.

 



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