Copenhagen, Denmark (AP) – Countries whose citizens were killed when Iran accidentally shot down a Ukrainian jetliner said on Friday that they wanted Iran to “provide justice and ensure that Iran victims” And fully reunite the families of the affected countries. “
In a joint statement on the occasion of the one-year anniversary of the Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 crash, Ukraine, Canada, Britain, Afghanistan and Sweden said they want Tehran to fully explain the events and decisions leading to this catastrophic event To be done. Plane crash.”
Sweden has previously stated that Iran has agreed to provide compensation to the families of foreign victims.
The firing by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard took place the same night as Iran launched a ballistic missile attack targeting US troops in Iraq, reacting to a US drone strike that killed Guard General Qasim Soleimani in Baghdad on 3 January.
The aircraft was en route to the Ukrainian capital of Kiev. The victims included 57 Canadian citizens and 11 Ukrainians, 17 people from Sweden, four Afghan citizens and four British citizens. Those in Sweden included Swedish citizens and those with permits from the Scandinavian country.
At first, Iran denied its involvement in the plane crash, but then announced that its military had accidentally and unknowingly shot down the Ukrainian jetliner.
The statement was signed by ministers from Afghanistan, Canada, Sweden, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.
This story was corrected to remove a reference to France, with no civilians in the aircraft below.