Follow-up to Uzbekistan airliner incident: Foreign media said Iran sued 10 officials
China News Service, April 6th According to Reuters, an Iranian military prosecutor stated on April 6th that Iran had filed a lawsuit against 10 officials over the crash of a Ukrainian passenger plane in January 2020.
According to reports from Iran’s semi-official news agency, the Iranian Student News Agency, Tehran’s outgoing military prosecutor Gholam Abbas Torki said, 10 officials in the Ukrainian passenger plane crash have filed a lawsuit… and the necessary decisions will be made in court.”
In the early morning of January 8, 2020 local time, Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 crashed near Tehran Khomeini International Airport. All 176 people, including passengers and crew, were killed. The Iranian military subsequently admitted that it had inadvertently shot down the jet, saying it had confused it with a U.S.-launched cruise missile.
On March 17, 2021, Iran issued a final report on the crash in Ukraine, stating that the accident was caused by radar deviation and the error of a prevention and control operator. The Ukrainian side criticized the report’s conclusion as “selective.” Canada claimed that the Iranian report was “incomplete” and will soon announce the results of its investigation.