PS752: Iran refused to return black boxes from Ukraine's downed Boeing

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Iranian government believes that another country would have difficulties with deciphering the black boxes
17:02, 22 January 2020

PS 752 plane crash in Tehran

Iran’s Minister of Roads and Urban Development Mohammad Eslami said that the investigation into the crash of the Ukrainian aircraft is under the strict control of the Iranian authorities, and its results will be made public. He said this at a government meeting after his return from Ukraine, Islamic Republic News Agency reported.

Eslami said that, according to international rules, an investigation into the causes of the plane crash should take place in the territory of the country where it occurred.

"Iran can seek help from other countries if decipherment of black boxes of Ukrainian Boeing appears to be a problem. At present, Iranian specialists are preparing software that will decrypt the contents of black boxes," the official said.

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He also stressed that representatives of Ukraine and the Boeing company would join the investigation team. In addition, Iranian experts are in contact with the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board.

As we reported earlier, on January 20, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Vadym Prystaiko and Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development Mohammad Eslami discussed cooperation in the investigation of the Ukrainian Boeing-737 crash. The press center of the Ministry informed about it.

Prystaiko emphasized the importance of the issue of "transparent and unbiased" investigation of the tragedy and punishment of those responsible for Ukraine and the world. He also noted that Ukraine needed cooperation with Iran to clarify the circumstances of the incident.

Related: Ukraine, Iran discuss joint investigation of Boeing 737 crash

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