Tehran (IP): Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman dismissed claims by Canadian media about the Ukrainian plane crash and called on the Canadian government to refrain from spreading rumors and politicizing the issue.

Iran PressIran news: Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Wednesday in response to a recent allegation by the Canadian news agency CBC about the crash of a Ukrainian plane that the investigation into air accidents is a highly specialized and technical issue, and by spreading rumors and politicizing the issue, no result can be imposed on public opinion in line with the poisonous political goals. 

Khatibzadeh added: "The investigation team of the Civil Aviation Organization of the Islamic Republic of Iran, in continuous consultation with experts from relevant countries, including Canada, the United States, France, and other countries, reported the crash of the PS752 flight as soon as possible and ahead of schedule in the Chicago Convention and sent it to relevant countries."

"Iran is committed to its international obligations and the rights of families who have lost their loved ones, the vast majority of whom are Iranian citizens."

On January 8, 2020, a passenger plane belonging to Ukrainian Airlines crashed near Tehran, killing 167 passengers and nine crew members.

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