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Sunday, October 18, 2020, 12:39
Iran to hold meeting with Ukraine over crashed plane
By Xinhua
Sunday, October 18, 2020, 12:39 By Xinhua

In this Jan 8, 2020 photo, rescue teams are seen at the scene of a Ukrainian airliner that crashed shortly after take-off near Imam Khomeini airport in the Iranian capital Tehran. (AKBAR TAVAKOLI / IRNA / AFP)

TEHRAN - A new round of talks between Iran and Ukraine will be held in the capital Tehran to discuss the remaining issues regarding the crashed Ukrainian passenger plane over the Iranian space earlier this year.

The three-day meeting will start on Oct 19, Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Mohsen Baharvand was quoted as saying by official IRNA news agency on Saturday.

We will try to conclude the negotiations (over the issue) in the shortest time possible.

Mohsen Baharvand, Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs

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The new round of talks, between Baharvand and his Ukrainian counterpart, will focus on technical, judicial, and legal aspects of the incident, the report said.

"We will try to conclude the negotiations (over the issue) in the shortest time possible," he pointed out.

The Ukraine passenger plane was hit by Iranian missiles after taking off in Tehran on Jan. 8, killing all 176 people on board. Iran said that its forces "accidentally" shot the plane down.

On July 24, an international team in Paris completed preliminary investigative analysis of the data extracted from the black boxes of the plane.

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On Aug. 22, head of Iran's Civil Aviation Organization Touraj Dehqani Zangeneh announced Iran's readiness to pay compensations pertaining to the Ukrainian passenger plane.


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