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Ukraine says Iran to hand over downed jet's black boxes

Jan 17, 2020 - 10:18 PM

Ukraine's foreign minister says Iran would grant a team of investigators from Iran and Canada – as the countries that have lost the most nationals – access to the recorders.

FLIGHT RECORDER. An image grab from footage obtained from the state-run Iran Press news agency on January 10, 2020 shows what Iran's civil aviation says is the black box of the Ukrainian airline flight that crashed near Tehran killing all 176 on board. Photo by Iran Press/AFP

New footage shows Iranian missiles hitting Ukraine plane

Jan 15, 2020 - 4:34 PM

The blurry film, shot from a rooftop in a village 4 miles from an Iranian military site, shows the Kiev-bound plane on fire and circling back to Tehran's airport. Minutes later, the aircraft explodes and crashes.

SHOT DOWN. People stand near the wreckage after a Ukrainian plane carrying 176 passengers crashed near Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran on January 8, 2020. Photo by Rouhollah Vahdati/ISNA/AFP

Iran makes first arrests over airliner downing

Jan 14, 2020 - 6:39 PM

President Hassan Rouhani says, 'It cannot be that only the person who pressed the button is at fault. There are others, and I want this to be explained to the people explicitly.'

VICTIM. An Iranian man holds a picture of a victim of the Ukrainian Boeing 737-800 plane crash during a demonstration in front of Tehran's Amir Kabir University on January 11, 2020. Photo by AFP

Iran police ordered to show 'restraint' at air disaster demonstrations

Jan 13, 2020 - 8:53 PM

'The police treated the people who had gathered with patience and tolerance" in a second night of demonstrations in Tehran on Sunday,' says General Hossein Rahimi

SHOWING RESTRAINT. A handout picture provided by the Iranian presidency on September 22, 2019 shows Iranian uniformed police members in the capital Tehran. Photo by Iranian Presidency/AFP

Iran denies 'cover-up' over shot down airliner

Jan 13, 2020 - 7:45 PM

(UPDATED) Government spokesman Ali Rabiei says all details provided by officials prior to Saturday's admission had been based on the information available to them at the time

MEMORIAL SERVICE. Mourners stop and look at photos at the end of a memorial service for the victims of Ukrainian Airlines flight PS752 crash in Iran while at the Saville Community Sports Center in Edmonton. Photo by Walter Tychnowicz/AFP

Anger and grief as Canada remembers Iran plane crash victims

Jan 13, 2020 - 1:08 PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tells a memorial event in Edmonton that 'this tragedy struck our Iranian-Canadian community, leaving cities like Edmonton reeling, but this was truly a Canadian tragedy'

GRIEF. Mourners place flowers by photos of the victims in front of the stage before the start of a memorial service for the Ukrainian Airlines flight PS752 who crashed in Iran at the Saville Community Sports Centre in Edmonton, Canada on January 12, 2020. Photo by Walter Tychnowicz/AFP

U.S. gives Ukraine 'important' data on Iran plane crash

Jan 10, 2020 - 11:33 PM

'Our goal is to establish the undeniable truth,' says Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. 'The value of human life is above all political motives.'

'IMPORTANT DATA.' People stand near the wreckage after a Ukrainian plane carrying 176 passengers crashed near Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran on January 8, 2020. File photo by Rouhollah Vahdati/ISNA/AFP

Iran denies missile downed Ukrainian plane

Jan 10, 2020 - 6:00 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The declaration comes as Tehran faces mounting international pressure to allow a 'credible' investigation into the crash

IRAN DENIAL. An image grab from footage obtained from the state-run Iran Press news agency on January 10, 2020 shows Iran's civil aviation chief Ali Abedzadeh delivering a press statement in Tehran. AFP PHOTO/HO/IRAN PRESS