UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — European Council President Charles Michel has called for a full and transparent investigation into the crash of the Ukrainian passenger plane in Iran, which killed all of its 176 passengers.
“I support the call by President (Ukrainian Volodymyr) Zelinsky, and Prime Minister (Canadian and British) Justin Trudeau and Boris Johnson, for a transparent and thorough investigation into the crash of the Ukrainian plane,” Michel said in a Twitter post.
Michel added: “When the people lose their loved ones, they have the right to know what happened.”
The British and Canadian Prime Ministers announced, earlier, that they had information stating that the crashed plane crashed with an Iranian missile.
While Iran said that it had convincing evidence that the plane did not crash by a missile.
On Wednesday, a Ukrainian “Boeing 737” airliner crashed, killing 176 people, including 82 Iranians and 63 Canadians.
On Thursday, Ukrainian officials put forward 3 hypotheses explaining the reasons for the crash of the plane, which was traveling from Tehran to Kiev.
The Ukrainian National Defense and Security Council, in a statement, said that the plane may have “been subjected to terrorist action, or been hit by a surface-to-air missile.”
He added that the third reason that might explain the crash was “the engine was exposed to an explosion due to technical problems.”
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