Iranian intelligence threatens relatives not to give bodies of plane crash victims, – media
Relatives of the victims are banned from talking with foreign Persian media
Iranian intelligence agencies threaten relatives of deceased not to give them bodies of those killed in the crash of the Ukrainian plane in Tehran. This was reported by Iran International English on Twitter. They made such threats in case families communicate with Persian foreign media.
“According to the reports that @IranInt_En has received,the intelligence services in Iran have warned the families of the Ukrainian Plane Crash victims with Iranian citizenship not to give interviews to the Persian media outside Iran if they want to get the remains of their loved ones,” the statement said.
President of Ukraine promised to return the bodies of all the dead Ukrainians. The bodies of Ukrainians who died in a plane crash should be returned next week.
As we reported, Boeing 737 of Ukraine’s International Airlines, flight PS 752 with 176 passengers aboard crashed in Tehran, not far from Imam Khomeini airport. Iranian Tasnim News Agency informed about that, pointing out that the reason for the crash was a “technical malfunction.”
As of 7 a.m. January 8, the fate of passengers remained unknown. Local authorities feared that no one survived, because the plane was visibly on fire as it was falling, CGTN reported.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky responded to Iran’s statement about a missile strike at Ukrainian Boeing 737, demanding to bring those responsible to justice, return the bodies of the dead and pay compensation for the catastrophe.