Foreign Policy
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:44
Iran Not to Allow Third Party to Politicize Ukraine Plane Crash
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for International and Legal Affairs Mohsen Baharvand said that no country will be allowed to politicize the issue of Ukrainian Airliner, and expressed optimism over the first round of Iran-Ukraine talks.

“Neither we have the intention to use the issue for political purposes nor do we let others do so,” Baharvand said on Wednesday, noting that Tehran has agreed with the Ukrainian side to not let any other country meddle in the issue.

Baharvand said that Tehran is optimistic about the first round of talks that was held about Flight No. 752 in Kiev in late July, emphasizing that the Iranian delegation has tried to remove the misunderstandings on the issue.

He also noted that the second round of talks in Tehran in October will focus on three different sections, namely the technical aspects that will be discussed by Iran Civil Aviation Organization, the judicial aspects that will be touched upon by judiciary officials, and the legal aspects regarding the compensation.

Baharvand arrived in Kiev on July 30 and held talks with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba and his Deputy Yevgeny Yenin. The first round of talks ended on Friday.

Both parties reviewed different technical and legal aspects of the incident and they also agreed to continue cooperation between on the issue.

Baharvand and the Ukrainian group agreed on appointment of expert groups and also second round of talks in Tehran in October.

Ukrainian Boeing 737-800 bound for Kiev crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran's Imam Khomeini International Airport in January, killing all 176 passengers and crew members on board.

A Ukrainian Boeing 737 passenger plane was accidentally shot down by an Iranian rocket near Tehran on January 8, 2020.

It happened after the US terrorist attack against motorcade of Lieutenant General Qasem Soleimani, late anti-terror Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Qods forces and his companions near Baghdad airport on January 3, 2020.

Iran reciprocated the US terrorist operation by hitting the US Ain al-Assad airbase in Iraq

Commander of the IRGC Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh admitted that human error the incident.

In a relevant development, Iranian delegation dispatched to Paris for decoding Ukrainian plane black boxes confirmed the procedure of the Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis (BEA) for Civil Aviation Safety.

Iranian delegation in a statement announced that the technical measure with regard to decoding black boxes of the Ukrainian plane flight PS752 was finished in BEA laboratory on July 23.

The decoding process was finished under the supervision of Iran and by using French equipment and experts.

In addition to Iranian delegation, representatives of National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and Boeing as designer of the plane, Ukraine as user of the plane and France as the country which presented technical services attended the process.

Representatives of Sweden, UK and Canada together with representatives of ICAO participated in the procedure of decoding the black boxes.

The decoded data will be used for finalizing the information and presenting security advice to prevent accidents in the future.

 

 

 

 

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