Canada Doesn't Put Much Credibility into Interim Iran Report on Ukraine Jet Downing
2020-07-21 | Since 2 Month
Canada 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.