Iran Rejects Canadian Court's Decision On Responsibility For Downed Passenger Plane

Iran Rejects Canadian Court's Decision On Responsibility For Downed Passenger Plane

Iran rejected a Canadian court's ruling that it is responsible for the downing of a passenger plane carrying Canadian citizens last year.

Andrew H. Sweet
  • The top court in the Canadian province of Ontario ruled on Thursday that the downing of Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 was an act of terrorism committed by the Iranian state.
  • According to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the ruling allows victims' families to seek restitution from the Islamic Republic.
  • Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 was shot down by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps shortly after takeoff from Tehran on January 8, 2020.
  • The Iranian government said the tragedy resulted from a human error in which air defense forces mistook the aircraft for a military target during the conflict with the U.S.

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