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Trudeau: Iran must pay compensation to families of Iran plane crash victims

Source : 112 Ukraine

Canadain Prime Minister spoke to the families of the victims
09:44, 12 January 2020

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
The Canadian Press

Iran must provide financial assistance to the families of those killed in the Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) plane crash in Tehran. Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau announced this at a press conference in Ottawa, as Ukrinform news agency reported.

When asked about the advisability of Iran to pay compensation for a plane crash, Trudeau replied that "This aspect should definitely be part of a package of measures."

Related: Zelensky addressed Ukrainians regarding Boeing 737 crash

He noted that he had already spoken to several families of the victims.

"They are completely devastated due to the death of loved ones. In addition to incredible sadness, they also face financial difficulties, so we need to make sure that these families will receive the justice that they deserve," the head of the Canadian government stated.

As we reported, Boeing 737 of Ukraine's International Airlines, flight PS 752 with 176 passengers aboard crashed in Tehran, not far from Imam Khomeini airport.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani expressed his regret that missiles launched by his army “by mistake” led to the crash of the Ukrainian plane in Tehran.

"Armed Forces’ internal investigation has concluded that regrettably missiles fired due to human error caused the horrific crash of the Ukrainian plane & death of 176 innocent people," said Rouhani.

He called a “mistake” that caused the tragedy “unforgivable,” and promised that the perpetrators would be identified and prosecuted.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky responded to Iran’s statement about a missile strike at Ukrainian Boeing 737, demanding to bring those responsible to justice, return the bodies of the dead, and emphasized that families of those killed in the Iran crash are eligible for financial compensation under aviation law.

 

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