Canada, UK call on Iran to conduct thorough investigation into UIA plane crash

Canada, UK call on Iran to conduct thorough investigation into UIA plane crash

Iran must conduct a thorough investigation into the crash of a UIA plane near Tehran and pay compensation to the victims and affected states.

This was discussed during a meeting between the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, and U.K. Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and First Secretary of State, Dominic Raab, on August 28, Global Affairs Canada reported.

"Minister Champagne and Secretary Raab reiterated their commitment to ensure accountability and justice for the families of the victims of Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752. They spoke of the need for Iran to conduct a full, transparent and independent investigation in accordance with international standards, including reparations to the victims and affected states," the report reads.

They also discussed coordination of the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to the situations in Belarus, Hong Kong and the Middle East.

Minister Champagne and Secretary Raab discussed Canada-U.K. relations and cooperation on common priorities, including international security, human rights, climate change and media freedom.

On January 8, 2020, Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 was shot down near Tehran by an Iranian surface-to-air missile, killing 176 people, including nine crew members (all Ukrainians) and 167 passengers (citizens of Ukraine, Iran, Canada, Sweden, Afghanistan, Germany, and the UK).


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