Trudeau calls on Iran to best answers for the downing of the commercial airliner that killed 176 people

The prime minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, called this Saturday “important first step” the admission by Iran that its military shot down "by mistake" last

Trudeau calls on Iran to best answers for the downing of the commercial airliner that killed 176 people

The prime minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, called this Saturday “important first step” the admission by Iran that its military shot down "by mistake" last Wednesday, the plane Ukrainian that killed 176 people —of which 57 were of canadian nationality—. He added, however, that the regime must take “full responsibility”. With a serious face and a speech, very measured, warm with the victims but is aseptic towards Tehran, Trudeau appeared before the press and called for a full investigation and that provide “best answers”, but avoided ruling on possible retaliation against the islamic regime.

Iran had been two days with disdain for the intelligence information from the united States and Canada, which indicated that a missile iran had shot down the plane, Ukrainian, and insisting on a “technical failure” as the cause. Friday night, however, the president, Hassan Rohaní, they reported that the error had been more “human”, to be confused with an aircraft “hostile” which was a Boeing 737-800 of the company Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) on a commercial flight.

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Iran admits it shot down by mistake the plane to be Ukrainian in that killed 176 people, the united States tried to settle to another iranian commander on the same night that killed Soleimani

"What Iran has admitted it is very serious. To shoot down a civilian airplane is frightening and must assume all responsibility,” said Trudeau. "Canada will not rest until we achieve that accountability and that justice that the families deserve,” he added. A journalist asked Trudeau if you think that what happened was really an unfortunate mistake, an accident, because the experts question Iran not to close its airspace. “That is one of the issues on which we need better answers,” he said.

the downing of The plane took place in full escalation of tension between Washington and Tehran, following the targeted killing of the general iranian Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad by the us forces and that was responded to on Tuesday with the iranian attack on two military bases. Trudeau asked Rohaní, with whom he spoke by telephone in the morning, work with the international community to defuse the tension in the area. It also demanded "total transparency” on the origin of the tragedy.

Updated Date: 11 January 2020, 21:00

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