Rescue teams recover debris from a field after a Ukrainian plane carrying 176 passengers crashed near Imam Khomeini airport in the Iranian capital Tehran on Wednesday, killing everyone on board [AFP] Protesters in Irans capital, Tehran, have demanded the resignation of senior leaders following the admission of authorities - after days of denials - that Iranian forces accidentally downed a Ukrainian passenger plane, killing all 176 people on board.
Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 bound for Kyiv, Ukraine, crashed minutes after takeoff from the Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran on Wednesday. It happened hours after Iran launched missile attacks on US forces in Iraq in retaliation for the US assassination of top Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani.
More:US believes Iran accidentally shot down Ukraine plane: ReportsNo survivors: Ukrainian jet crashes in Iran with 176 on boardDisastrous mistake: Iran admits it shot down Iranian plane Here are all of the latest updates as of Sunday, January 12:Reparation for victims depends on Tehran-Kyiv settlement: IRNAAn official from the Iran Civil Aviation Organisation said reparation for victims of the Ukraine International Airlines flight 752 depends on a settlement between Iran and Ukraine due to the process of the air disaster, Irans state news agency IRNA reported.
Hassan Razaeefar said the plane was insured by a Ukrainian company, which would usually cover the plane, the passengers, and their belongings on board.Normally the contractors pay reparation, but taking into consideration the fact that this crash was not normal, the two countries need to reach a settlement, Razaeefar said, according to IRNA.
Iranian newspapers pay tribute to crash victimsNewspapers in Iran paid tribute to those killed in the Ukrainian passenger plane while heaping pressure on the countrys leadership amid growing public anger.Read more here. EUs diplomatic chief urges de-escalationThe EUs diplomatic chief criticised Iran for briefly detaining the British ambassador to Tehran, calling for de-escalation.
Very concerned about the temporary detention of the UK Ambassador @HMATehran in Iran. Full respect of the Vienna convention is a must. The EU calls for de-escalation and space for diplomacy, Josep Borrell tweeted.UK envoy denies taking part in Iran protest before arrestRob Macaire, Britains ambassador to Tehran, denied that he took part in a demonstration that erupted at a memorial for the 176 people killed when a plane was shot down.
Can confirm I wasnt taking part in any demonstrations! Went to an event advertised as a vigil for victims of #PS752 tragedy, Rob Macaire wrote on Twitter, saying he left after 5 minutes, when some started chanting.Macaire added he was detained for half an hour after leaving the area.Thanks for the many goodwill messages.
. Can confirm I wasn’t taking part in any demonstrations! Went to an event advertised as a vigil for victims of #PS752 tragedy. Normal to want to pay respects- some.....