Alleged impact of a missile on the wrecked Ukrainian plane in Iran
Following the escalation of tensions between Iran and the United States, which stopped on Wednesday, at least so far, according to Trump, the incident of Ukraine International Airlines crashed under circumstances on Thursday. has not yet been found near Tehran (Iran).
What happened to flight PS752 between Tehran and Kiev? So far, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been the only world leader to openly believe that the plane was shot down by an anti-aircraft missile in Iran. US intelligence. The video, which was allegedly checked by the New York Times, showed the time of the rocket’s impact.
Iran has denied at all times having shot down the plane and argues that it has rushed into the void for technical reasons.
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Through a phone call, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has assured acting Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi that Washington will do “anything” to protect Americans and Iraqis and to “defend our collective interests, “reports Europa Press. Both have talked about what Pompeo has described as “Iranian attack on the sovereignty of Iraq”, in reference to the attack that Tehran carried out on Wednesday against two military bases located in Iraq in which US soldiers are deployed.
Numerous people have participated tonight in Toronto (Canada) in a vigil in memory of the victims of the Ukrainian plane crash in Iran. A total of 167 people lost their lives in the incident, 63 of whom were Canadians.
Canada will also join the investigation into the accident of the Ukrainian plane. “The TBS [Transportation Safety Board of Canada] has been invited by the Aircraft Accident Investigation Board of the Islamic Republic of Iran to visit the accident site. We have accepted the invitation and are making arrangements to travel there. “, the agency said in a statement, adding that” they will work with other groups and organizations “in the place.
Since the damaged Ukrainian plane was a Boeing 737-800, manufactured in the United States, international regulations allow Washington to participate in the investigation into the accident. However, it is not clear how much action the NTSB representative will have, given that US sanctions complicate cooperation with Iran, a country with which the US does not have diplomatic relations either.
The US will participate in Iran’s investigation into the Ukrainian plane crash, through the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), an independent agency of the US Government that investigates air accidents, and has accepted an invitation from Iran to participate in the investigation, reports Efe.
Trump has also assured that, after the Iranian attack on two bases that housed US troops on Tuesday in Iraq, he was “prepared” to respond militarily, but the absence of dead or wounded slowed him down and caused “many people to be very lucky” . “We use our great power not to seek conflict, but to preserve peace,” he stressed, insisting that he believe in the doctrine of “peace through force.”
Trump insisted that Solimani “actively planned new attacks and looked very closely at embassies [of the United States], not just the embassy in Baghdad.” “It would be another Benghazi. We would have hundreds of dead people or hundreds of hostages,” he said, referring to the attacks on an armed group in 2012 at the consulate of this Libyan city that killed four Americans, including the US ambassador. . in Libya
During a rally in Toledo (Ohio), Trump has made clear his opposition to the measure passed tonight by the House of Representatives and has ironified that it made no sense to shoot the “worst terrorist in the world” and wait to act until calling to the Democratic leaders, claiming that, had he told them, the opposition would have leaked it to the press.
The European Union representative at the UN, Olof Skoog, has reaffirmed to the Security Council the EU’s commitment to the nuclear agreement reached with Iran, a day after Trump urged the world powers to break it. “The European Union places great importance on preserving the agreement and its full implementation. It is a fundamental element of the international non-proliferation architecture and crucial for security in the region and in the world,” said Skoog. Washington withdrew from this pact, signed in 2015 between Iran, China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the US, as well as Germany and the EU.
The president of the European Council, Charles Michel, has joined the request of Ukraine, Canada and the United Kingdom for an “open” investigation of the incident of the crashed Ukrainian plane in Iran, in which its 176 occupants died, following information from That was shot down by a missile. “I support the request of President [of Ukraine] Vladimir Zelensky, and Prime Ministers [of Canada] Justin Trudeau and [of the United Kingdom] Boris Johnson for an open and thorough investigation,” Michel said on Twitter. “When families lose their loved ones, they deserve to know what has happened,” added the Belgian politician.