In Ottawa-Iran, 10 officials were charged with a Ukrainian airliner being shot down in 2020, killing 176 people, but failed to quell Canada’s demand for accountability on Tuesday. ..
More than 100 of the 176 victims (at least one was pregnant) were associated with Canada, including 55 Canadian citizens and 30 permanent residents.
The announcement comes after Iran faced international criticism last month for releasing its final report on the shooting down of Ukraine International Airlines flight 752, which accused it of human error, but no one was responsible for the case. I have not.
Tehran’s military prosecutor Goramabas Turki also avoided appointing a responsible person when he handed over his office to Nacelle Seraji when he issued his indictment on Tuesday. Both the semi-official ISNA news agency and the Iranian judicial Mizan news agency reported his remarks.
“The Ukrainian plane case was also prosecuted, a serious and accurate investigation was conducted, and 10 people who were negligent were prosecuted,” Mizan said without giving details, citing Turki. ..
In Ottawa, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his government was “extremely concerned about the lack of accountability Iran still has on this issue.”
Trudeau said at a press conference on Tuesday that Canada would work with the international community to reform aviation standards, allowing victims’ families to be “closed, compensated and mostly justice from Iran.” It was.
Conservative leader Erin O’Toole said more pressure should be placed on Iran for a complete investigation and investigation of the case.
“The administration should be held to explain the responsibility for lost lives,” O’Toole said at a news conference.
After being rejected for three days in January 2020 in the face of increased evidence, Iran finally admitted that the paramilitary Revolutionary Guard Corps had accidentally shot down a Ukrainian jet airliner with two surface-to-air missiles. .. In a preliminary report on the disaster last year, Iranian officials accused air defense operators of mistaken the Boeing 737-800 for an American cruise missile.
Last month, Canada’s Japan Transport Safety Board said it could not answer important questions because Iranian authorities could not provide evidence that Ukraine International Airlines flight 752 was accidentally shot down and the Iranian army effectively investigated it. ..
The administration’s civil aviation agency released a final report condemning the “human error” of two surface-to-air missiles launched on jet airliners minutes after taking off from Teheran on January 8, last year.
The Government of Canada rejected the report altogether, explaining that it was “incomplete” and lacked “certain facts and evidence.”
The shooting down took place the same day that Iran launched a ballistic missile attack on Iraqi US troops in retaliation for the US drone strike that killed Iran’s top general. Guard officials have publicly apologized for the incident, but Iran’s hesitation to elaborate on what happened in the incident shows the power the military can use.
After the release of Iran’s final report, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba accused the findings of “an ironic attempt to hide the true cause of airliner downs.” He accused Iran of conducting a “biased” investigation into the disaster, resulting in “deceptive” conclusions.
Many during the flight planned to connect to Kiev, Ukraine, to fly to Canada. Canada’s Foreign Minister and Transport Minister also criticized “there are no solid facts or evidence” and “will not answer critical questions about what really happened.”
The announcement will be made just hours before Iran and the five remaining world powers in its atomic agreement meet in Vienna, where the United States will begin indirect negotiations with Tehran.
With a file from the Associated Press