Tehran is required to ensure full international investigation and punishment of those responsible, as well as to fulfill its obligations towards the relatives of the victims.
Five countries whose citizens died as a hit by the downing of the UIA aircraft have developed a provision for further cooperation with Iran. This was announced on Thursday, January 16, after a meeting of Foreign Ministry ministers in London, Canadian representative Francois-Philippe Champagne, who headed the International Group of Investigation of the Plane Crash, reports Ukrinform.
“Today, the members of the coordination group developed a position of cooperation with Iran. These provisions are based on five key elements that will become a roadmap for our cooperation with the Iranian authorities,” he said.
First, For example, Iran must ensure full and unhindered access to foreign diplomats to provide consular services.
Secondly, Iran must ensure that the identification of the dead is carried out transparently and in accordance with international standards. At the same time, the wishes of the relatives of the victims about repatriation should be respected.
Thirdly, Iran must ensure a full, independent and transparent international investigation in accordance with the provisions of the International Convention on Civil Aviation.
Fourthly, Iran must take full responsibility for the downfall of flight PS 752 and acknowledge its responsibilities to the relatives of the victims, including compensation issues.
Fifth, Iran must ensure that people who will be found responsible for downing the aircraft as part of a criminal investigation are brought to justice, through a transparent and independent trial, according to international standards of trials and human rights.
According to Francois-Philippe Champagne, Tehran has already demonstrated a high level of cooperation, however, the countries should continue to observe daily, and call on the Iranian side to continue cooperating.
It is noted that the meeting was attended by the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine, Sweden, Afghanistan, Great Britain, Canada, as well as the Netherlands.