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US ‘escalation within the area’ partly in charge for Iran taking pictures down Ukrainian passenger aircraft – Trudeau

US ‘escalation in the region’ partly to blame for Iran shooting down Ukrainian passenger plane – Trudeau


If it weren’t for US escalation within the Center East, the Canadians who have been on board the Ukrainian jet downed mistakenly by Iran would’ve been dwelling now, Canada’s PM Justin Trudeau mentioned.

Trudeau’s interview with World Information was the primary time he spoke concerning the fallout of the January eight tragedy, wherein the lives of 176 folks, together with 63 Canadian residents, have been misplaced.

When requested whether or not those that died on Flight 752 – which was shot down en path to Kiev moments after departing from Tehran’s main airport – have been ‘collateral harm’ within the battle between the US and Iran, Trudeau replied: “I believe if there have been no tensions; if there was no escalation lately within the area, these Canadians can be proper now dwelling with their households.”

“That is what occurs when you have got battle and warfare – innocents bear the brunt of it.”

Iran acknowledged taking pictures down the Ukrainian jet a number of days after the incident, and apologized to Kiev for the “nice tragedy and unforgivable mistake,” which occurred amid a pointy spike in tensions between Tehran and Washington. Iranian air defenses have been placed on excessive alert after US President Donald Trump promised that the US would strike high-profile targets within the county, hours after Iran launched strikes on US bases in Iraq in reprisal for the killing of a high Iranian commander, Qassem Soleimani. The Ukrainian airliner flew too near a navy web site, triggering a missile launch, Tehran defined. 

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Trudeau has additionally complained that Canada “didn’t get a heads up” from the US on the raid that killed Soleimani. “Typically international locations take motion with out informing their allies,” the PM mentioned, including that he would’ve “clearly” appreciated a warning.

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