UN calls for transparent investigation into fatal plane crash near Tehran
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  • 09:46 14 January 2020

UN calls for transparent investigation into fatal plane crash near Tehran

An investigation into a Ukrainian plane’s recent crash near the Iranian capital Tehran should be transparent and involve all affected nations, the UN Secretary-General’s official spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, told reporters on Monday, ONA reports citing TASS.

"We've taken note of the announcement by the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran that the Ukrainian Air charter was ‘unintentionally’ shot down by the Iranian armed forces," Dujarric said.

"For our part, I think it's very important that the authorities ensure a thorough and transparent investigation into what happened, into this tragic incident, and that the investigation - and this is very important - be done in accordance with annex 13 on the Convention on International Civil Aviation, with the involvement of the relevant countries impacted," he added.

The UN official said that Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has so far not been approached by the Ukrainian Mission to play any role in the investigation.

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