Tehran (IP) - Black box from Ukrainian plane downed near Tehran in January has been sent to France for reading, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Mohsen Baharvand said Saturday.

Iran PressIran News: "The black box from the Ukrainian plane has been delivered to Paris", Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Mohsen Baharvand said Saturday.

Iranian Foreign Minister for international and legal affairs said the flight data recorder was brought to the French capital on Friday by Iranian civil aviation officials. The reading will begin on Monday, he added.

Iran has sent black boxes of the downed plane to France: Baharvand

The Boeing 737-800 plane belonging to Ukraine International Airlines crashed near Tehran minutes after the plane had taken-off from Imam Khomeini International Airport in the early hours of January 8.

All the 167 passengers and 9 crew members on board were killed in the tragic accident.

The General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces said in a statement that the Ukrainian Boeing 737 plane was shot down due to human error at a time of heightened tensions and a threat of war with the US.

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Iran has sent black box of downed plane to France
Iran has sent black boxes of the downed plane to France: Baharvand