Canada's former Liberal public safety minister Ralph Goodale declined Iran's offer to pay USD 150,000 to the families of victims of UIA airplane, flight PS752 in January 2020. Goodale said so in the commentary for The Canadian Press, as CBC News quoted him.
Special Advisor to the Government of Canada's response to Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 crash, Goodale believes that Iran has no right to make such offers in the unilateral order.
"There is a negotiating process that has yet to take place. But it hasn't yet begun. So, it's a bit premature for a number to be circulated in the public domain, because none of the other parties involved in this process have had any input whatsoever," the official said.
According to Goodale, the final sum of compensation will become the topic of negotiations between Iran and Canada, as well as other four countries, which had lost their citizens in the tragedy.