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Iran to pay compensation for downing Ukrainian aircraft and if Tehran stalls Kiev will take authorized motion

Iran to pay compensation for downing Ukrainian plane and if Tehran stalls Kiev will take legal action


Iran has agreed to pay compensation for its unintended capturing down a Ukrainian passenger aircraft, though particulars of cost quantities have but to be decided. Kiev mentioned if it feels Tehran is stalling, it might launch authorized motion.

Ukraine Worldwide Airways Flight 752 was shot down in January by an Iranian air protection unit shortly after departing from Tehran. Marathon talks in regards to the incident, held in Kiev this week, had been hailed as constructive by each events.

Tehran agreed to pay compensation for the lack of lives and property, however figuring out its scope will take time, on account of “technical and authorized features,” the spokesman for the Iranian International Ministry, Abbas Mousavi, mentioned.

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Ukrainian International Minister Dmytro Kuleba mentioned the Iranians had pledged to conduct a “clear and goal” investigation of the aircraft’s downing and to fulfill all its obligations beneath worldwide agreements on aviation security.

Establishing all related info is critical to find out the dimensions of the compensation package deal. “The sum can’t be taken out of the blue,” the minister mentioned.

Kuleba mentioned he was satisfied that Iran was decided to place the whole lot proper. However, he added, if Kiev feels Tehran is stalling it might have a look at “another state of affairs to see compensations paid,” like going to worldwide courts.

The Ukrainian Boeing 737-800 airliner was downed after Iran’s army mistook it for a missile focusing on Tehran. All 167 passengers and 9 crew members on board had been killed after a surface-to-air missile hit the jet.

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The tragedy occurred as Iranians had been bracing for doable US retaliation for its ballistic missile strikes at US army bases in Iraq. These strikes had been launched in a present of power and in response to the US’ assassination of Iranian Basic Qasem Soleimani days earlier.

A preliminary report launched by Iranian investigators earlier this month blamed a string of human errors made by its army for the tragedy.

The following spherical of Iran-Ukraine talks is scheduled for October.

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