Ottawa: Iran has agreed to permit Canadian investigators to journey to Tehran to analyze the reason for the Ukraine Worldwide Airways airplane crash that killed all 176 folks on board, together with 63 Canadians, Canadian Overseas Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne mentioned.
“Representatives from Global Affairs Canada’s Standing Rapid Deployment Team and the Transportation Safety Board are currently stationed in Ankara. To date, Iran has granted us two visas,” Champagne tweeted on Friday, Xinhua information company reported.
“We are hoping the other visas will be approved soon so that we may begin to provide consular services, to help in the identification of victims and to participate in any investigation,” he added.
The airplane crashed minutes after takeoff from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Worldwide Airport early Wednesday native time.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau mentioned on Thursday that the Ukrainian airplane was shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile and he known as for “a full and complete and credible investigation to establish exactly what happened.”
“We have intelligence from multiple sources, including our allies and our own intelligence,” Trudeau mentioned throughout a information convention in Ottawa. He added that the Iranian strike “may well have been unintentional.”
The Iranian authorities have repeatedly denied allegations or hypothesis that the crash of the Ukrainian flight was attributable to an Iranian missile assault.
Iran has known as on the USA and Canada to launch data backing their allegations the airplane was introduced down by an Iranian missile.
Iran has additionally invited Russia, Ukraine, France and Boeing to take part within the investigation of the crash.