Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday that the government will address international partners to ensure an in-depth investigation into the crash of a Ukrainian passenger plane in Iran, killing 176 people, including 63 Canadians.
“Our government will continue to work closely with international partners to ensure that the crash is thoroughly investigated and Canadians’ questions answered”, Trudeau said in a statement after offering condolences to the families and friends of the victims.
Heartbreaking news from Tehran this morning: 176 people, including 63 Canadians, have lost their lives in a tragic plane crash. My thoughts are with all those who are mourning the loss of family members, friends, and loved ones. https://t.co/rSTTbGj0oG
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) January 8, 2020
Trudeau also said that the government was in contact with the government of Ukraine and “talking to the relevant authorities and international partners”.
It is noteworthy to mentioned that Canada has barred the diplomatic relations with Iran in 2012.