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Flight PS752: Canada and its allies accuse Iran of ignoring families

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This joint condemnation of Canada, Britain, Sweden and Ukraine on Thursday comes after Iran ignored Wednesday’s deadline set by the coalition to negotiate a settlement following the tragedy January 8, 2020, which saw the Revolutionary Guards shoot down Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 near Tehran.

Canadian Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly and her counterparts from three other affected countries call Iran’s refusalaffront in memory of the 176 people on board who were killed in the crash, including 55 Canadian citizens and 30 permanent residents, as well as British, Ukrainian, Afghan and Swedish nationals.

The coalition maintains that it has tried, on several occasions, to negotiate with Iran, to no avail.

We will now focus on the steps to be taken to resolve this issue within the framework of international law., indicates in a joint declaration the International Coordination and Intervention Group for the victims of flight PS752.

The coalition of four countries set Wednesday, January 5, the deadline for Iran to come to the negotiating table and try to agree on compensation to be paid to relatives of the victims.

We will not tolerate this affront to the memory of the 176 innocent victims.

A quote from Extract from a statement by the International Coordination and Intervention Group for the victims of flight PS752

July2020, Iran now categorically rejects any further negotiations regarding our collective demand for reparations, “,” text “:” After initially agreeing to engage in dialogue with the Group during the first round of negotiations, which was held on July 30, 2020, Iran now categorically rejects any further negotiations regarding our collective demand for reparations, “}}”>After initially agreeing to engage in dialogue with the Group during the first round of negotiations, which took place on July 30, 2020, Iran now categorically rejects any new negotiations regarding our collective demand for reparations, indicates the joint statement. Since reparations are owed to affected states, this issue must be discussed collectively so that all victims are treated fairly and equitably.

According to the group, it is now clear that Iran continues to shirk its international legal responsibilities and refuses to make full reparations for the harm caused by his actions.

Despite all the efforts of the past two years and the many attempts to resolve this issue through negotiation, the Coordination Group determined that attempting to negotiate with Iran on the issue of reparations for destruction would be futile. of flight PS752.

A relative of the victims criticizes theICAO

Hamed Esmaeilion, whose wife and nine-year-old daughter died in the crash, is not too surprised by Tehran’s behavior. He is now urging Canada and its allies to seize the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for stronger action.

ICAO a long time ago “,” text “:” This case should have been brought to the fore a long time ago “}}”>This case should have been brought to theICAO long ago, said Mr. Esmaeilion on Wednesday. We had told all these governments from the start that Iran would not comply: they decided to learn it the hard way.

Mr. Esmaeilion, who is a spokesperson for the Association of Families of Victims of Flight PS752, has in the past criticized theICAO for failing to hold Iran accountable and for failing to uphold the rules of international civil aviation.

The tragedy of January 8, 2020 took place against a backdrop of escalating violence in the Middle East. Days earlier, Iran’s top military commander in Iraq was killed by a US drone strike.

Iran then retaliated by launching missile attacks on military bases in Iraq, where US troops were stationed. Canadian troops were also stationed at certain bases as part of an international mission. No soldiers were injured.

Then came the crash of flight PS752. Iran initially denied responsibility, but admitted three days later that its Revolutionary Guards, paramilitaries, mistakenly shot down the Ukrainian airliner with two surface-to-air missiles.

Iran has cited human error, but Canada and its allies have rejected that explanation and demanded a full account from Iran – demands that have been ignored by Tehran.

Ceremony in Toronto

A woman lights a candle.

A candlelit evening held in Montreal in 2020, in tribute to the victims of the crash of flight PS752.

Photo: TurnedNews.com / Ivanoh Demers

Mr. Esmaeilion will join families and politicians in Toronto on Saturday for a special ceremony commemorating the second anniversary of the disaster. They will participate in an outdoor vigil and there will be a live video broadcast that will include Ms. Joly, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Ontario Premier Doug Ford, and Toronto Mayor John Tory.

The Prime Minister’s Office said Trudeau will participate in a virtual private discussion with the families of the victims of flight PS752 on Friday to mark the second anniversary of the tragedy.

Ms Joly, Minister of Transport, Omar Alghabra, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Sean Fraser, and Canada’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Special Advisor to the Prime Minister, Ralph Goodale, will also attend the event.

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