Canada wants to help Iran with Boeing 737 crash investigation

Source : 112 Ukraine

One of the main problems is the absence of direct diplomatic relations between Canada and Iran
10:37, 9 January 2020


Canada will lean on international partners for consular support and reach out directly to Iran to ask to help in its probe of a Ukrainian Boeing 737 that crashed in Tehran and left at least 63 Canadians dead. It was stated by Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, IPolitics reports.

According to him, Foreign Affairs Minister of Canada François-Philippe Champagne will speak directly to Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javed Zarif on Thursday to request a Canadian presence in the country’s investigation of the crash. 

However, there is something that may pose a challenge in communicating and finding answers as to why the plane crashed - the absence of direct diplomatic relations between Canada and Iran.

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Despite that, the Prime Minister said that Canada would continue to work closely with its partners to ensure that this crash is thoroughly investigated.

“Canadians have questions and they deserve answers,”  he said.

As we reported earlier, the black boxes found at Boeing 737 crash scene will be deciphered in a laboratory in Tehran. This was reported by Head of Civil Aviation Organization Hassan Rezaifar, according to ISNA.

Such conditions were laid down by Iran because the crash occurred near Tehran, its capital. 

Related: Boeing 737’s black boxes to be deciphered in Iran



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