News ID: 303241
Published: 1228 GMT May 21, 2021

Iran rejects Canadian court ruling on Ukrainian plane crash

Iran rejects Canadian court ruling on Ukrainian plane crash

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman rejected a recent ruling by a Canadian court on the January 2020 crash of a Ukrainian plane in Tehran, saying the court has no jurisdiction over the case.

Everyone is aware that the Canadian court basically has no jurisdiction over this air crash or any possible failure in an incident that has occurred outside Canada, Saeed Khatibzadeh added on Friday after being asked by reporters about the ruling, Tasnim News Agency reported.

He added that in view of Ottawas conduct and behavior regarding this case so far, it was predictable that Canada would disregard the basic and fundamental legal principles. 

The spokesman described as politically motivated and unacceptable Canadas moves on the case, including the recent court ruling, saying they would be to the detriment of all sides.

He again expressed condolences to the crash victimsfamilies and called on the Canadian government to act maturely and based on known international regulations and respect for principles.

On Thursday, a court in Canadas Ontario ruled that Iran was responsible for the crash of the Ukrainian passenger plane in January 2020.

The Kiev-bound UIA Boeing 737 crashed shortly after taking off from Tehran on January 8, 2020, killing all 176 people on board, mostly Iranian and Canadian citizens.

Iran said the plane was hit by an antiaircraft missile due to human error.



Resource: Tasnim News Agency
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