Iran and Ukraine continue negotiations on compensation for the downed plane

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister said that Tehran “has nothing to hide about this tragedy.”

Iran is hosting Ukraine officials during the second round of talks on compensation for a Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed shortly after taking off from an airport in Tehran when two missiles hit it.

The crash killed 176 people.

Deputy Foreign Ministers of Ukraine and Iran Yevgeny Enin and Mohsen Baharvand met in Tehran on Monday at the beginning of two talks.

Baharvand said that Iran “has nothing to hide about this tragedy” and is ready to “honestly inform the Ukrainian people and the delegation about the details” of the disaster, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said.

Enin also met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who described the first round of talks held in Kyiv in July as “positive and constructive” and expressed hope that the talks in the talks Tehran will achieve the desired results.

In a statement, the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine said that the National community association welcomed “the decision of Iran to take full responsibility for the downing of the Ukrainian plane, as well as a willingness to pay equal compensation to the relatives of all victims irrespective of their nationality.”

The 752 flight was shot down the same night that Iran launched a missile attack on American soldiers in Iraq, and Tehran’s air defense was in a state of high alert in case of retaliation.

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