Families of victims of the downing of a Ukrainian airliner in 2020 by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards accused in a Wednesday report high-ranking Iranian officials of being behind the incident, not an accident caused by a missile system operator, as Tehran says. Prepared by an association of mostly Canadian families for the victims of Flight PS752, it defies official Iranian findings, which blamed a radar misguidance and an air defense system operator error for shooting down the plane shortly after it took off from Tehran airport. All 176 people on board died.
The Iranian Civil Aviation Organization, which was responsible for investigating the crash, said the operator mistakenly thought the plane was a missile at a time of high tension between Iran.
A Canadian investigation in June condemned those responsible for the accident but found no evidence that the tragedy was premeditated.
The association’s report said it believed “high-ranking officials” The level in Iran is responsible for the downing of Flight PS752 and not just a few low-level members…as the Iranian government claims.
“With the highest levels of military alert, the government of Iran has used passenger flights A human shield against possible US attacks, by deliberately not closing the airspace to civilian flights.” Indeed, deliberately.”
The association said that it relied in its report on public information and recordings of “high-ranking Iranian officials” among its sources, and prepared it with the assistance of legal and aviation experts. The report says the missile system operator is an expert and should be able to differentiate between an aircraft and a cruise missile.
A spokeswoman for the Canadian government said her country is analyzing the report, which calls for an international investigation. And many of the victims of the crash are Canadians or permanent residents of Canada. Lately to meet and negotiate.