Trudeau Calls on Iran for the Black Boxes and Compensation

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called on Iran on Friday to send the black boxes of the ill-fated Ukrainian plane that shot down a “mistake” on January 8, to a laboratory in France for analysis.

“Only a few countries like France have laboratories capable of doing this,” Trudeau said at a news conference. “It will be the right place to send the black boxes to get useful information quickly, and that’s what we encourage the Iranian authorities to agree to do.”

“The black boxes were subjected to great damage, and it is extremely important (…) that they be analyzed as soon as possible,” Trudeau added.

He added, “The French certainly offered to conduct the analysis, and the international community, including Canadian experts, could be present in this process.”

Iran said it accidentally shot down the plane with a missile last week. 176 people were killed in the disaster, including 57 Canadians.

The Canadian Prime Minister stated, last Saturday, that Iran’s recognition that it had shot down the aircraft was an important step.

Earlier, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadim Pristiciko announced that Iran was ready to move the black boxes to Kiev.