Canadian Delegation Due in Iran for Boeing Crash
According To Iran News, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi said a 10-member Canadian delegation is heading to Iran to deal with issues related to Canadian victims of the Ukrainian airliner’s crash in northern Iran.
In remarks on Friday, Mousavi pointed to the latest developments surrounding the incident, and said, “Based on the coordination between the Iranian Foreign Ministry and Canada, a 10-member Canadian delegation is heading to Iran to deal with the affairs of the Canadian victims of the tragic incident.”
“The Islamic Republic of Iran will not hesitate to facilitate the affairs of countries whose nationals have been affected by the tragedy,” he said.
The results of technical examinations and investigations by international experts, including representatives of Boeing, Ukraine and other affected countries will be released to the public after their completion, the spokesman added.
The remarks came as some US, Canadian, and British officials said Thursday the cause of the jet’s crash was a missile fired from Iran in the hours after the country had launched other missiles at bases housing US troops.
The victims of Wednesday’s crash included 82 Iranians, 63 Canadians, 11 Ukrainians, 10 Swedes, four Afghans, three Germans, and three British nationals.
All 179 people on board the Boeing 737, including nine crew, were killed when the jetliner crashed shortly after takeoff from the airport on Wednesday morning.
The plane operated by Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) was bound for Kiev.
The Ukrainian embassy in Iran also ruled out the possibility of an attack on the plane.