Hassan Rezaifar, the director of Accident Investigation Department at the Civil Aviation Organization of Iran, said that Tehran will no longer transmit to Ukraine the data from the investigation into the crash of Boeing 737 near Tehran. France24 reported that, referring to Hassan's comment on the Mehr news agency.
The official explained that such measures were taken due to the publication of secret data in the Ukrainian media, namely audio recordings involved in the investigation.
"The technical group for investigating the crash of the Ukrainian airline, which is strange, published a secret audio file from the communications of the pilot of the plane, which was flying at the same time as the Ukrainian plane," he said.
The announcement followed a leaked record of an exchange of information between an Iranian air traffic controller and an Iranian pilot. She confirmed that the Iranian authorities immediately realized that the rocket shot down the Ukrainian liner, but refuted this version for several days.
The authenticity of the published entries was confirmed by President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky. Soon, Hassan Rezaifar himself admitted this.
As we reported, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky reported that Iran offered $80,000 of compensation to the families of Ukrainians who deceased in the PS752 crash. However, Ukraine finds this sum insufficient and it will strive for its increase.