The civil aviation organization of Iran recognized that the plane of “International Airlines of Ukraine” on January 8 crashed due to the hit of two air defense missiles of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Bloomberg reports.
According to the Iranian organization, the Boeing was shot down by two surface-to-air missiles from the Russian-made Tor-M1 anti-aircraft missile system that arrived “from the Northside.” The Tor-M1 was adopted by the Russian army in 1991, and Iran bought at least 29 such units.
The Iranian side recognizes that Boeing’s black boxes are among the most complex structures of this kind in the world, and Iran does not have the technical capability to decrypt them. According to Bloomberg, France and the United States refused to supply Iran with equipment to decrypt the boxes. Their fate remains unknown.
On Sunday, it was reported that Iran is going to independently decrypt the boxes, and, thus, the message about their transfer to Ukraine was refuted.