The Canadian government has issued an ultimatum to Tehran — to disclose information about the military and confess to trying to hide the traces of the crime
The document “ UIA plane crash. Flight 752: Factual Analysis” was presented by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, as well as the heads of the Foreign Ministry and the Ministry of Transport on June 24.
“The report highlights the recklessness, incompetence, and senseless disregard for human lives by the Iranian authorities,” Trudeau said.
He added that Canadian experts had concluded that Iran’s official assessment of the events was “ hypocritical, superficial, misleading and deliberately ignoring key factors.”
“This confirms Canada’s view that Iran’s actions and inaction regarding Flight PS752 constitute a violation of its obligations under international law,” the report says.
After analyzing all the data available to date on the crash, the authors of the study came to the conclusion that the Iranian military put anti-aircraft systems on high alert, ignoring elementary precautions-not closing the airspace over Tehran and not notifying the airlines.
Thus, all flights that took off or landed in Tehran on January 8, 2020, including four civilian flights that took off immediately before flight PS752, which was heading to Kyiv, were at risk.
Against this background, Iran was required to:
— provide a full report on military training and procedures for command and control of anti-aircraft operations;
— report on the attempt to hide the traces of the crime, including the demolition of the crash site by bulldozers until the arrival of investigators;
“Iran is obliged to provide these answers to the whole world, because, without them, no country, airline, or passenger can be sure of the security of Iranian airspace,” the Canadian government said in a statement.