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Iran denies attempts to conceal details of civilian Boeing crash

Source : 112 Ukraine

Foreign Ministry claimed it would organize a meeting with families of victims and Iranian court officials so that they could get all the due information about the court process in this case
08:04, 21 October 2020

Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA via REUTERS

Iran has never tried to conceal any details of the catastrophe of Ukraine's Boeing 737, or to limit the rights of families of the deceased. Mohsen Baharvand, the Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs said so as quoted at the meeting with relatives of those who died in the crash, IRNA reports.

"Iran's foreign affairs authority will use all of its opportunities and efforts to protect the rights of the victims", he said. The official thus commented on the second round of talks between Ukraine and Iran in the case of the UIA airplane downed over Tehran in early 2020. 

Foreign Ministry claimed it would organize a meeting with families of victims and Iranian court officials so that they could get all the due information about the court process in this case.

Related: Iran ready for negotiations with Ukraine on compensation for downed Boeing 737

The second round of Ukraine-Iran negotiations took place in Tehran on October 19.

Boeing 737, flight PS752 of Ukraine's International Airlines crashed near Tehran on the night from January 7 to 8. It belonged to UIA air company. 176 people were aboard, nine of them were crew members. Most of the deceased were citizens of Iran and Canada. 11 Ukrainians, two of them passengers, were among the dead as well.

On January 11, General Staff of Iran's Armed Forces claimed that the Ukrainian aircraft was downed by an anti-air missile, launched by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

Related: PS752 crash: Ukraine, Iran hold second round of talks

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