Iran keen to proceed dialogue with Ukraine over downed aircraft

The Iranian authorities mentioned at present that they’re keen to proceed talks with Ukraine on the Ukrainian passenger aircraft shot down final 12 months in Tehran. 

Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs mentioned in a press release they’re “ready to continue with bilateral interactions through the embassies of both sides and arrange meetings between officials from Iran and Ukraine to further discuss the case,” the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported

Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 was shot down by the Iranian navy on Jan. 8, 2020, whereas they have been putting US navy positions in neighboring Iraq. All 176 individuals on board perished. Many of them have been residents of Ukraine and Canada, together with twin residents of the Islamic Republic. Iran mentioned the strike was the results of human error and charged a number of individuals in relation to the incident. 

Iran and Ukraine have been at odds over the incident for a while. In March, the Ukrainian authorities known as Iran’s report on the incident “deceptive.” 

Representatives of each nations held talks on compensation in June. The Ukrainian facet confirmed an “unwillingness” to barter on the monetary settlement, the Iranian Foreign Ministry asserted within the assertion. The two sides stay involved over the problem, in line with the Islamic Republic News Agency. 

Relatedly, an Iranian navy court docket started hearings into the downed aircraft final week. A report by the households of the victims likewise from final week asserted that Iranian forces used the passengers as human shields whereas putting the US navy.