Diplomat: Politicizing Ukrainian plane crash will divert ICAO technical aims

Tehran, June 18, IRNA - Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Mohsen Baharvand warned against politicizing the Ukrainian plane crash, saying such measures will divert International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) objectives.

He made the remarks while reacting to unprofessional remarks and the political stances of the Canadian Minister of Transport.

Addressing the ICAO council 223rd session, Baharvand elaborated on Iran's activities with regard to the Ukrainian plane crash.  

He once again expressed regret over the sad accident and outlined the legal and technical dimensions of the accident.

He reiterated Iran's decision to pay the families of the victims.

Baharvand welcomed any initiative or plan for promoting international aviation security.

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 the motorcade of General Qasem Soleimani, late Commander of Qods forces, and his companions at Baghdad airport on January 3, 2020.

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

The commander of Aerospace Force of the IRGC Brigadier-General Amir-Ali Hajizadeh admitted that human error was responsible for the human tragedy.


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