Tehran agrees to pay compensation for the crash of a passenger plane “International airlines of Ukraine,” said the official representative of the foreign Ministry of the country Abbas Mousavi.
“Iran has agreed to pay compensation for the plane, but the implementation of this issue will take time and has various aspects from a technical and legal point of view,” Mousavi was quoted as saying by the IRNA News Agency.
Negotiations are continuing between Tehran and Kyiv, and Iran is responsible for what happened, the Foreign Ministry spokesman added.
Mousavi also recalled that “many of the passengers” were Iranian citizens.
Negotiations between Ukraine and the Iranian delegation on compensation began in Kyiv on July 30.
Ukrainian Boeing crash
The Boeing 737-800 of Ukraine International Airlines, which took off from Tehran airport to Kyiv, crashed shortly after takeoff in the early morning of January 8. 176 people were killed: citizens of Iran, Ukraine, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, Sweden, and Afghanistan.
On January 11, the Iranian military said that the plane was shot down accidentally due to a human factor: the airliner was flying near a military object, and it was taken by an “enemy” cruise missile.
Iran noted that they expected an attack from the United States, the country’s air defense systems were in full combat readiness.
A report by the civil aviation organization of Iran said that the Boeing was shot down by two short-range surface-to-air missiles from the Tor-M1 SAM.
After hitting the Board began to rapidly lose height, being over a residential area, then collided with an “obstacle” in an amusement Park and fell to the ground. Then the liner crossed the football field, completely collapsed and caught fire.