Tehran (IP) - Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement on the occasion of the second anniversary of the Ukrainian plane crash accident.

Iran PressIran news: In the statement released on Friday the Iranian Foreign Ministry expressed condolences to the families of the victims and announced that after the incident, Tehran carried out the necessary investigations to the accident which were at the same time precise and transparent.

It says the technical report of the accident was published with the relevant attachments under the framework of the Chicago 1944 Convention and the cooperation of the engaged countries and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).  

With regard to paying damages to the victims' families, the statement said sent notes to the relevant governments, announcing readiness to pay to the families of 30 foreign nationals. 

Despite some countries' abuses of the painful accident, Iran is still ready to negotiate with each of the countries engaged in the incident, based on the governments' mutual respect and international commitments. 

A Ukrainian airliner was shot down shortly after taking off from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport on January 8, 2020, and all of its 167 passengers and nine crew members were killed.

On January 11, the Armed Forces General Staff released a statement saying the plane was mistakenly downed near the airport. 

The incident happened a few hours after Iran fired dozens of ballistic missiles at a US airbase inside Iraq in retaliation for the assassination of top Iranian military commander, Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani.

The airplane had been mistaken for an invading missile.


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