Canadian Minister Refuses to Believe Iranian Statements on Boeing Crash

Canadian Minister Refuses to Believe Iranian Statements on Boeing Crash

Canadian Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne refused to believe Iran’s statements about the reasons for the crash of the Boeing of Ukraine International Airlines near Tehran.

“We saw missiles being launched at the plane, and that, to me, raises all kinds of questions,” Champagne said. He added that Canada will continue to investigate the tragedy on its part and will take all steps to identify those responsible.

Earlier, Deputy Foreign Minister Yevgeny Yenin said Iran withdrew its offer of compensation to the families of the victims of the Boeing 737 crash.

On January 8, Boeing 737-800 flew from Tehran to Kiev and was shot down immediately after takeoff. All 167 passengers and nine members of the crew died: citizens of Ukraine, Iran, Canada and other countries. Iran admitted that the plane was shot down by the military by mistake. The Iranian government refused to budget 200 million euros for compensation next year.