OTTAWA – Canada, Sweden, Ukraine and the United Kingdom say they have filed a notice of action against Iran over the disruption of International Airlines Flight 752
Foreign ministers of the four countries, who lost civilians and residents when the plane was shot down shortly after taking off from Tehran in January 2020, said in a statement today that Iran’s actions and omissions amounted to violations of international law. right.”
A follow-up statement said Afghanistan, which is the fifth member of the International Coordination and Response Group for Families of Flight 752, would remain a “key partner” but would not participate in the forthcoming negotiations, as it a series of attacks in Kabul.
According to the other four ministers, Iran must fulfill its legal responsibility to do full compensation, and they are calling on Iran to set a date to start on the issue.
Their demands include an acknowledgment of wrongdoing, a full account of the events that led to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard firing two missiles at the plane, a public apology, the assurance that it would not happen again, transparent prosecution and compensation for damage suffered by the victims and their families.
Canada, which lost 55 civilians and 30 permanent residents among the 176 people killed in the crash, has rejected a final report from Iran’s civil aviation authority, blaming the “human error” because the Iranian revolutionary guards two missiles on the plane fired.