Iran will provide “detailed responses” to accusations by a UN expert over Tehran’s accidental downing last year of a Ukrainian passenger jet, the foreign ministry said Wednesday.
On January 8, 2020, Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 crashed shortly after take off from Iran’s capital Tehran killing all 176 people aboard, including 55 Canadians.
The Islamic republic admitted three days later that its forces mistakenly shot down the Kiev-bound Boeing 737-800 plane after firing two missiles.
But Agnes Callamard, a special UN rapporteur on extra-judicial killings, on Tuesday said the Iranian explanation of what went wrong is full of contradictions and amounted to lies.
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