2021-July-28 18:36
2021-June-2  14:27

Iran Briefs ICAO on Ukrainian Plane Crash Case

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Mohsen Baharvand briefed International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) on the latest investigations and developments in the case of the Ukrainian plane that crashed near Tehran last year.

Baharvand, through a video conversation with ICAO officials on Wednesday, presented them the latest information on the case of the Ukrainian plane flight PS752 that had crashed in January 2020.

He gave a report on Iran’s measures, including technical investigation, pursuit of criminal dimension and paying compensations to the family of the victims, adding that some of the families have already received compensation.

President of the ICAO Council Salvatore Sciacchitano, for his part, lauded Iran’s efforts and reaffirmed ICAO position and the necessity of avoiding politicization of the incident.

ICAO Secretary General Fang Liu echoed Sciacchitano’s emphasis on the position of the body and also praised Iran’s measures.

Baharvand arrived in Kiev for the third round of talks on the Ukrainian plane flight PS752 that had crashed in January 2020.

The delegations of Iran and Ukraine are scheduled to discuss the technical and legal aspects of the plane crash.

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.