Iran to Pay $150,000 for Each Victim of Ukrainian Crashed Plane

“The government will pay the allocated money to the victims’ families once it is provided based on the reports,” Joneidi said, adding that the Ministry of Road and Urban Development is charged with paying compensation money to their families in cooperation with other national sectors.

She stressed that Iran will pay the money to the families of the victims regardless of their nationalities in compliance with international norms.

A Ukrainian Boeing 737 passenger plane was accidentally shot down by an Iranian rocket near Tehran on January 8, 2020.

It happened after the US terrorist attack against motorcade of Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, late anti-terror Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Qods forces and his companions near Baghdad airport on January 3, 2020.

Iran reciprocated the US terrorist operation by hitting the US Ain al-Assad airbase in Iraq.

Commander of the IRGC Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh admitted that human error the incident.

In relevant remarks, Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization announced on Wednesday that the draft copy of the final report on the Ukrainian plane crash has been prepared for the parties involved in the case.

ICAO said that all the relevant parties have been informed of the draft copy of the final report, adding that those who receive the report will have two months to present their views to ICAO and then the final report will be released.

The meeting to address Ukrainian plane crash was held virtually on December 21.

Members from US as manufacturer of the plane, Ukraine as its user, France as the provider of technical support and experts from Canada, Sweden, UK and Germany attended the event.

“The second round of talks between Iran and Ukraine on plane crash was constructive,” Iranian Ambassador to Ukraine Manouchehr Moradi wrote on his Twitter account.

(c) Fars


  1. $150,000 is an insult. The amount should be at least 10 times that amount, and if it is proven that terrorism was responsible for the downing of the plane, the amount should be even higher.

    • There should also be massive compensation for UIA and the govt of Ukraine, as well as a full admission of guilt and confirmation of Russian technical support.

  2. “It happened after the US terrorist attack against motorcade of Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani…”

    Terrorist attack? Who is Fars? Since when is killing a real terrorist, a terrorist act? Well, maybe in Knut’s book because he hates America but not normal people.
    Anyway, that’s not much money for their terrorist act but I expect their handlers in Moskovia told them to wrap it up so nobody would continue investigating and implicate them.

What is your opinion?