Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs slammed the Canadian government's approach towards Iran's actions in the investigation into the crash of the Ukrainian plane, stating that Canada intends to politicize the issue.

Iran PressIran news: Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs, Mohsen Baharvand, in an interview with the Tehran Times, said: "Iran is investigating the crash of a Ukrainian plane and has provided the necessary access for international parties."

He added that according to Article 13 of the Chicago Convention, the country in which the incident took place is responsible for the investigation process.

Baharvand referring to the Canadian foreign minister's claim that Iran is not cooperating in the crash of the Ukrainian plane untrue stated that two months left until the report is due.

"Tehran has done all the necessary cooperation with Canada and other countries, but the Canadian government does not respect international law and tries to politicize the issue," said Iran's deputy foreign minister for legal and international affairs.

On January 8, 2020, a passenger plane belonging to Ukrainian Airlines crashed near Tehran, which led to the death of 167 passengers and nine crew members.

Most of the passengers on the plane were Iranian nationals and the 32 passengers on the flight also had passports from five countries: Canada, Afghanistan, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and Sweden. 219

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