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World Pompeo confirms Iran suspected in plane crash

18:47  10 january  2020
18:47  10 january  2020 Source:   politico.com

Ukraine says Iran cooperating in plane crash probe, cautious on blaming missile

  Ukraine says Iran cooperating in plane crash probe, cautious on blaming missile Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko said on Friday that Iran was cooperating with an investigation into the crash of a Ukrainian passenger plane, and that Kiev was not ruling out any version yet of what might have happened. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Canada and others have said the plane was brought down by an Iranian missile, probably by mistake. Prystaiko was more guarded and said Ukraine did not want to come to conclusions yet about what caused the crash.

The United States on Wednesday urged "complete cooperation" with a probe into a Ukrainian flight's crash in Iran , which has rejected giving the Boeing plane 's black boxes to arch-rival Washington. "The United States calls for complete cooperation with any investigation into the.

Pompeo offered condolences to the loved ones of the 176 people who were all killed on board, most of whom were Iranian or Canadian. The United States on Wednesday urged “complete cooperation” with a probe into a Ukrainian flight’s crash in Iran , which has rejected giving the Boeing plane ’s black

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday confirmed for the first time that the U.S. government believes Iran was "likely" to blame for the downing of a Ukrainian airliner that crashed shortly after takeoff in Tehran earlier this week.

Mike Pompeo wearing a suit and tie: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.© Evan Vucci/AP Photo Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

“We do believe that it’s likely that plane was shot down by an Iranian missile,” he told reporters in a press briefing at the White House on Friday. “We're going to let the investigation play out before we make a final determination. It's important that we get to the bottom of it.”

Pompeo noted he’d spoken to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky earlier in the day, adding that he’d just gotten off the phone with his Canadian counterpart before coming to the White House.

Canada investigators to examine Iran crash wreckage later on Wednesday

  Canada investigators to examine Iran crash wreckage later on Wednesday Crash investigators from Canada have visited the site of an Iranian plane disaster in which 57 Canadians died and will examine the wreckage later on Wednesday, Transport Minister Marc Garneau said. © Reuters/CANDACE ELLIOTT Mourners attend a service in memory of the victims of a Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed in Iran The investigators have not yet been granted access to the flight and cockpit recorders, Garneau told a news conference.Iran has issued visas to a team of Canadian officials, including two specialists from the Transportation Safety Board who are in Tehran to probe how and why Iran on Jan.

Iranian authorities have blamed technical issues, but the crash 's timing - just hours What do Iranian authorities say? An initial report was released by Iran 's Civil Aviation Organisation on Thursday. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that the US "stands prepared to offer Ukraine all

Payman Parseyan says Edmonton's Iranian community suffered many losses on the plane that crashed minutes after taking off from Tehran. "Every one of our

The secretary’s admission was the first public U.S. confirmation that it suspects Iran was responsible for the crash, which was initially attributed to a mechanical failure.

The crash happened Wednesday, just hours after Tehran launched more than a dozen missiles targeting bases in Iraq housing U.S. troops. The crash killed all 176 on board the flight, including more than 60 Canadian citizens.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday that he’d seen information indicating the plane likely been shot down by an Iranian missile, though he noted it may have been a mistake.

Iran has denied responsibility for the crash, daring western governments to release evidence implicating the country, but has said the investigation could stretch into next year.

Canada and Ukraine are "working to get their resources on the ground to conduct that thorough investigation," Pompeo said Friday. "We'll learn more about what happened to that aircraft. When we get the results of the investigation, I'm confident we and the world will take appropriate actions in response."

Iran reportedly invites Boeing to help investigate crash, blames US for 'psychological operation' .
Iranian authorities have invited Boeing to take part in the investigation into a Ukrainian jetliner that crashed in Tehran killing all 176 people on board, according to Iran’s state-run media.A day earlier, Tehran said it would refuse to include the aerospace giant in its probe that has drawn international attention and widespread speculation that a missile caused the crash that killed the 176 onboard.

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