Category Archives: Iran

Iran’s downing of Ukraine jet ‘act of terrorism’ rules Canadian court

New ruling paves the way for compensation for families of victims A Canadian court has ruled Iran’s shooting down of a Ukrainian passenger jet in January 2020 a deliberate “act of terrorism” paving the way for compensation. Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 was shot down by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards on 8 January 2020, shortly after it had taken off from Tehran’s

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Ukrainian airplane’s destruction in Iran may have been intentional act, new recording reveals

Canada’s government and security agencies are investigating an audio recording with new details about the Iranian missile attack that destroyed Ukrainian International Airlines Flight 752 near Tehran on Jan. 8, 2020, killing all 176 people on board. Canadian media outlet CBC gained access to the recording, in which a person — identified by its sources as Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad

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Kremlin cancels Putin’s meeting with Iran’s Parliament Speaker

A meeting of Iran’s Parliament Speaker, Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, with Russian President Vladimir Putin, which was scheduled for Saturday, was cancelled. Ghalibaf is on a three-day visit to Moscow. According to Iranian MP Mojtaba Tavangar, the meeting was cancelled after Qalibaf refused to accept the health protocols required for the meetings with the Russian President. During the meeting, Ghalibaf was

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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

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Iran promises to publish report on UIA plane crash ‘later today or by tomorrow’

Technical report surrounding the January 8 crash of UIA’s flight PS752 near Tehran has been completed and will be published soon. A corresponding statement was made by Iranian Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh, Ukrinform reports with reference to MEHR. The spokesman said the report will be published and delivered to the Ukrainian side later today or by tomorrow. “The related

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Canada’s FM doesn’t believe human error was to blame for UIA plane crash

Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne does not believe Iran’s destruction of Ukrainian Flight PS752 can be blamed on human error. He said he did not accept Iran’s explanation for the cause of the crash but declined to outline other possible versions of the tragedy. “Well, we’ll let the process unfold… What I say is that we saw missiles being

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Prosecutor Mamedov: Iran conceals suspects in downing of Ukraine International Airlines flight

Iranian authorities have taken elaborate steps to keep the identities of suspects in the downing of a Ukraine International Airlines plane secret from the Ukrainian investigation and are attempting to convict and sentence them to mild penalties, according to Ukrainian Deputy Prosecutor General Giunduz Mamedov. In total, 176 people were killed in the sky over Iran’s capital Tehran as one

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Black boxes from downed Ukraine jet show missiles hit 25 seconds apart, Iran says

Analysis from the black boxes of a downed Ukrainian passenger plane shows it was hit by two missiles 25 seconds apart and that passengers were still alive for some time after the impact of the first blast, Iran said on Sunday. The announcement by the head of Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization marks the first official report on the contents of

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Iran not willing to pay compensation over downed Ukrainian passenger jet

It’s European insurance firms who should be paying, Tehran stands. Iran does not intend to compensate Ukraine’s largest air carrier, Ukraine International Airlines, for the downing near Tehran in January 2020 of its Boeing 737 passenger jet. According to the head of the Central Insurance Organization of Iran, Gholamrez Soleimani, the plane was not insured by Iranian insurance companies, Reuters

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Iran deeply concerned of Ukrainian airliner black boxes’ data being exposed

Analysis by PMOI/MEK Iran, July 29, 2020—“The French have no right to place this information in the hands of the media,” said Iranian regime Foreign Ministry spokesperson Abbas Mousavi on Monday, July 27. This vividly portrays Tehran’s deep concerns about the information of the Ukrainian International Airlines flight PS752 black boxes being exposed to the public. When asked by a

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Satellite Images Show Iranian Replica Of U.S. Aircraft Carrier In Strait of Hormuz

Satellite images show that Iran has placed a replica of a U.S. aircraft carrier in the Strait of Hormuz, possibly to use for naval exercises. News agencies Reuters and AP reported on July 27 that the ship, which resembles a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, could be seen in images provided by U.S.-based space technology firm Maxar Technologies. In one image from

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PS752: Black box transcript confirms illegal interference with jet downed in Iran – media

22:59, 24 July 2020 – UNIAN An international team examining the black boxes from the jet has completed a preliminary analysis of the data in France. The transcript from the black boxes from a Ukrainian jet accidentally shot down by Iran on January 8 confirms the fact of illegal interference with the plane, Ukraine’s deputy foreign minister wrote on Twitter on

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Iran sends downed Ukrainian plane’s black box to France

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Iran has sent the black box of the Ukrainian passenger jet that its armed forces mistakenly shot down in January to France for reading, an Iranian semi-official news agency said Saturday. Iran accidentally shot down the Boeing 737-800, killing all 176 people aboard, after mistaking it for an incoming missile. Iranian armed forces had been bracing

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Between War and Capitulation

As we deal with aggression from China, Iran, and Russia, it’s time to dust off the Reagan Doctrine. Danielle Pletka This week, the People’s Republic of China imposed Chinese national security law on Hong Kong, violating the 1997 Sino-British declaration handing the territory to Beijing and slamming the door on what was left of a free Hong Kong. The United

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Iranian officials ‘looted’ cellphones, rings, passports of plane crash victims, Canadian relatives say

Sources previously said Iran was harassing families of the crash victims, insisting they grieve privately and praise Tehran’s leaders Iranian authorities stripped the bodies of plane crash victims in January of jewellery, passports and other personal belongings before returning the remains to their loved ones, three family members charged Tuesday. The Canadian-based relatives alleged “looting” of bodies was just one

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Iran ready to deliver black box of Flight 752 for decryption: deputy FM

“According to our investigations, Iran, Ukraine, and many other countries are not able to decode the black box due to the aircraft’s modern technology,” he said, “Iran can deliver it to a French or any other foreign company with the required technology for its decryption but we have to make sure that there are no risks of abuse of the black box.” He informed

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Radio Farda: Iran admits proposing separate settlement to Ukraine on downed plane

The Ukrainian government has consistently rejected a separate deal with Iran and says its position has not changed. In a statement issued on Thursday, the Embassy of the Islamic Republic in Ukraine for the first time admitted that Iran has proposed a settlement to close the case of the country’s Flight PS752 which Iran’s Revolutionary Guard downed in January. The

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“Iran’s airspace is not safe”: is more isolation the answer?

Will halting flights to Iran produce the desirable outcome and induce Iran into cooperation in the investigation of the Ukrainian plane crash? Six months after the Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 catastrophe, families of the 176 victims and the governments involved, are still waiting for accountability. On the morning of 8 January, the Kiev-bound UIA flight PS752 crashed shortly after

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Iran ‘likely’ to give Ukrainian airplane black box to France – report

Following the Ukrainian’s side delay in responding to Iran’s offer regarding the Ukrainian plane’s black box, the Iranian authorities have decided to send the black box to another country. Iran will “likely” send the black box from the Ukrainian airplane shot down by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) to France, Al-Arabiya reported, citing Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency. The

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Garneau says still no black boxes from Iran in January shootdown of airliner

OTTAWA — Canada and four other countries are still trying to pressure Iran to release the flight recorders from its Jan. 8 shootdown of a Ukrainian passenger plane, Transport Minister Marc Garneau said Friday. On March 11, Garneau was at the Montreal meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organization when Iran’s representative promised his government would surrender the so-called black

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Iran names those responsible for PS752 downed aircraft

Missile system operator violated firing rules without permission Iran has named responsible for the Ukrainian plane shot down in January of this year near Tehran. It is the missile system operator, who violated the rules of firing “without permission”. This was stated by former Iranian lawmaker Mahmoud Sadeki with reference to the response to his request from the Minister of

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