By Mark C. Orgu, January 12, 2020, News/comments, Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau in a national broadcast had said that his telephone conversation with the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, he said that Canada wants “full clarity” on the plane crash, Trudeau who spoke with emotion and feeding questions from journalists said that Iran did the right thing by admitting and taking responsibility for downing the plane, calling it an important first step and that it was necessary for Iran to compensate families of the victims. He said further, Canadians are furious about the situation, those Canadians killed have worked hard to build our community, love Canada and were also instrumental to our development, I am outraged and furious that families mourning their loved ones. Meanwhile. Iranian President, Rouhani, in a during call with Trudeau, promised further investigation into the downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane, Iranian state news agency IRNA reported.
“Iran welcomes any international cooperation in the framework of international relations to shed more light on the incident,” Rouhani said, promising further investigation into the crash that Tehran said was caused by its air defences “unintentionally”
On his part, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy Z in his national address said, Iran’s acknowledgement that it shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane was a step in the right direction but wanted those responsible to be held to account. He reiterated that Ukraine is working very hard to find out what happened’’ it is sad that hard working Ukrainian were killed. Findings by our experts in Iran meant truth could not be concealed. Mr. Zelenskyy said he spoke with the Iranian president to pay compensation of victims and support families. “ Ukrainian state will support demands of compensation by victims’ families’.
He also reveal that the findings by Ukrainian experts in Iran meant that the truth about the crash could not be concealed, stressing his agreement with Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on the beginning of joint work to decode the black boxes of the Ukrainian plane that was shot down last week. He also urged Ukraine’s international partners to be united and persistent until the investigation was completed “I insist on immediately completing identification of the bodies and their return to Ukraine, he added” This was after speaking with the Iranian President.
Also, Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, a senior commander in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), said the Iranian missile operator who shot down the passenger jet opened fire independently because of communications “jamming”. No survivors’: Ukrainian jet crashes in Iran with 176 on board
The operator had mistaken the Boeing 737 for a “cruise missile” and only had 10 seconds to decide whether or not to open fire, said Hajizadeh, the Guards ‘ aerospace commander, in televised remark
As the situation continue to draw sympathy across the world, The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has advised all European airlines to keep off from Iranian airspace “until further notice” in an expanded recommendation. Stressing further that expands on an earlier EASA recommendation that national authorities bar airlines from overflying Iran below 25,000 feet. “In light of the statement from Iran that its armed forces accidentally shot down a Ukrainian passenger aircraft,” it noted.
It could be recalled that the Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 bound for Kyiv, Ukraine crashed minutes after takeoff from the Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran on Wednesday, killing all 176 people on board.The crash happened hours after Iran launched missile attacks on US forces in Iraq in retaliation for the US assassination of top Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani.
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