Boeing 737 crash site
Canada will study the version of the deliberate destruction of Boeing “Ukraine International Airlines” near Tehran. Writes about this CBC with reference to sources.
Canadian intelligence agencies are already analyzing an audio recording in which Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif allegedly discusses whether the destruction of the Ukrainian plane was deliberate. In particular, the Canadian Security and Intelligence Service and the National Police Directorate are engaged in the analysis of the authenticity of the file.
According to the source, on the tape, Zarif talks about “a thousand possibilities” to explain the disaster. One of them is to refer to an attack involving several “saboteurs”. The Iranian minister also said that the Iranian authorities will never reveal the truth about the crash, as it could threaten the country's security.
CBC notes that Ralph Goodale, special adviser to the Prime Minister of Canada on the disaster investigation, confirmed that the authorities are aware of the recording, a copy of which was received back in November 2020. Goodale added that the authorities will not publicly comment on the details of the investigation, as it could endanger the life of the informant.
On January 8, 2020, the Boeing 737-800 flew from Tehran to Kiev and was shot down immediately after takeoff. All 167 passengers and nine crew members were killed: citizens of Ukraine, Iran, Canada and other countries. Iran admitted that the plane was shot down by the military by mistake. The Iranian government refused to budget for next year 200 million euros in compensation.