Iran confirmed its commitment to the downed Boeing 737 over Tehran and announced its readiness for the next stage of negotiations with Ukraine to resolve issues related to the catastrophe. This was discussed during the meeting of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba with the head of the Iranian delegation at the talks Mohsen Baharvand, the press service of the Foreign Ministry reported.
The Iranian representative stressed his country's interest in the early completion of the talks and readiness to hold their next round in October 2020 in Tehran.
Baharvand confirmed that the Iranian side assumes responsibility for the shooting down of the Ukrainian plane and will take seriously the fulfillment of its international legal obligations to establish the circumstances of the tragedy, bring the perpetrators to justice and pay the necessary compensation.
Kuleba and Baharvand agreed to maintain communication on the full implementation of the agreements reached the day before.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister noted the positive position of Iran during the talks on July 30. He assured that Ukraine will continue to build the negotiation process constructively, and expressed hope that Iran will respect this position during the negotiations.
On July 31, it was reported that Iran took responsibility for the downing of the Ukrainian Boeing 737 and agreed to pay compensation for it.
On July 30, an international group of five countries, which citizens died in the crash of the Ukrainian Boeing 737, completed negotiations with Iran in Kyiv.