The Iranian authorities question the authenticity of an audio recording of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif's alleged discussion of the causes of the UIA plane crash near Tehran, including a deliberate attack on it. This was reported by the press service of the Iranian Foreign Ministry.
"The allegations contained in this article are false, and the statements attributed to Zarif contradict his culture (culture of speech – 112 International). The statements about the existence of such a record do not correspond to reality," the statement said.
Saeed Khatibzadeh, the spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry, also said the Iranian government remained committed to its international obligations.
As we reported earlier, Canada is skeptical of Iran's version of the Boeing 737 crash.
"We are very skeptical about the Iranian process. We're certainly not satisfied with what's been delivered so far by Iran through its investigation. The work to get to the truth is difficult. It's painstaking work. But Canada will be absolutely relentless in trying to get to the bottom of exactly what happened," the statement said.
On January 8, Boeing 737 of Ukraine's International Airlines (PS 752 flight) with 176 passengers aboard crashed in Tehran, not far from Imam Khomeini airport.
11 citizens of Ukraine died in the crash. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky reported that the passenger plane crash in the Iranian capital had left no survivors.