Iran under growing pressure as Canada, Ukraine, Britain, and others urge for the Ukraine jet black box

Canada and different nations whose citizens were killed shot down Ukrainian passenger aircraft leaving Tehran have urged Iran

Canada and different nations whose citizens were killed shot down Ukrainian passenger aircraft leaving Tehran have urged Iran to hand over the black box to a third party for investigation.

Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s Foreign minister, has proposed specialist equipment that ought to be sent to Tehran to enable the Iranians to decode the information of the black box. They have promised that the black box will not be unlocked except in the presence of an entrusted person. However, with an obstacle emerging, western aviation specialists have stated it is impossible to send the bulk equipment to Tehran.

The 8 January crash victims included 63 Canadians, 11 Ukrainians, 82 Iranians, 10 Swedes, three Germans, four Afghans, and three Britons. Germany, Britain, Canada, Ukraine, and Afghanistan have formed a group to seek an intensive examination of the episode. 

Following a conference on the edges of a Munich security meeting, the Canadian foreign minister, François-Philippe Champagne, stated: “on behalf of the lamenting countries of this catastrophe, we told minister Zarif in no specific terms that Iran must step toward settling numerous inquiries of fact and law.” 

Prior he had met Zarif to talk about the issue of the black box and compensation for lamenting families. 

Vadym Prystaiko, Ukraine’s foreign minister said that the required equipment “is tough to transport. We should move toward a mutual point. Since it is a delicate issue, we need to give Iranians certain opportunities to see how to guarantee full straightforwardness of this procedure.” 

Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, stated a day earlier that he had urged Zarif that a complete and independent probe concerning the shooting down of the Ukrainian passenger aircraft was crucial. 

Iran told that it mistook the aircraft with a potential approaching missile from US forces, whereas it was a passenger plane. The Revolutionary Guards were on high alert for American reprisals following Iran hit a US-populated airbase in Iraq after the assassination of Iranian general Qassem Suleimani.

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