Ukraine’s ambassador to Canada says Iran’s determination to indict 10 Iranian officers for his or her function in taking pictures down Flight PS752 with out publicly naming the officers solely pushes his nation nearer to deciding whether or not to take worldwide authorized motion.
“I think this brings us even closer to very important strategic decisions on how we have to deal with this situation, including on a big decision on whether we are going to take this case to the international court,” Andriy Shevchenko informed CBC News Network’s Power & Politics.
“Obviously, our intention is to make sure that we co-ordinate well with Canada and with other involved countries,” he informed host Vassy Kapelos.
Iran introduced earlier Tuesday that it had indicted the officers however Tehran army prosecutor Gholamabbas Torki withheld their names when he made the announcement.
Last 12 months, Iran’s army shot down Ukrainian International Airlines Flight PS752, killing 176 individuals, a lot of whom had ties to Canada, together with 55 Canadian residents and 30 everlasting residents.
The indictments come after Iran confronted widespread criticism final month for releasing a closing report into the incident that blamed human error, however named nobody accountable.
Shevchenko mentioned his authorities shouldn’t be glad with the technical or prison investigations.
He mentioned his officers didn’t have “good co-operation” with Iranian officers and Iran’s failure to call the officers it’s blaming for the tragedy doesn’t enhance upon the investigations’ transparency.
“We have no clarity on who those people are and also we do not know what exactly they are accused of,” Shevchenko mentioned.
“We do not know much how thorough the investigation has been so I would say that Iran has still a lot of work to do to prove that this investigation is transparent and this does not change what we feel about this; we feel that there should be more transparency and we’re not going to compromise on transparency on clarity and on justice,” he mentioned.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau mentioned Tuesday that he additionally remained involved about Iran’s “lack of transparency and the lack of a full and total investigation.”
“We will continue to work with the international community, work to reform international aviation standards and mostly work to make sure that the families that I have had the opportunity to meet with and sit down with — who continue to be heart broken and will for the rest of their lives on the losses of these loved ones — get closure, get compensation and mostly get justice from Iran.”
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