Iran confirms it will transfer black boxes of downed Boeing 737 to Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to media reports, Iranian authorities are also ready for experts from the USA, France and Canada to study data
19:26, 18 January 2020
Iran will send to Ukraine black boxes of the Ukrainian Boeing 737 passenger plane, shot down in Tehran on the night of January 7. This is reported by Reuters, referring to local media.

Iran’s Tasnim news agency also reported the authorities were prepared for experts from France, Canada and the United States to examine information from the data and voice recorders of the Ukraine International Airlines plane.

Hassan Rezaifar, a director in charge of accident investigations at Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization, said the aim was to read the information on the recorders “with the use of the expertise of the countries of France, Canada and America”.

“If this effort is unsuccessful then the black box will be sent to France,” he said, according to Tasnim, adding that black boxes were being sent to Kyiv at the request of Ukrainian experts in Tehran and that they would not be inspected in Iran.

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Earlier, Ukraine's envoy in the U.S. Volodymyr Yelchenko sees no need in calling the UN Security Council session in regard to the crash of Ukraine's Boeing 737 over Tehran. The Ukrainian diplomat said so at a briefing in Washington. "In case Iran did not accept its guilt, perhaps we would have to turn to the UN Security Council. But since the situation developed quite dynamically, I just can't see what's the goal of those who believe there's a need to convene UN Security Council", he said. Yelchenko added that on January 9, Ukraine already brought up this issue. Then, Ukraine's Deputy Foreign Minister Serhiy Kyslytsia read the special statement on the behalf of Ukraine, Germany, Canada and Sweden, some of the countries that lost their citizens in the tragedy. 
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