OTAWA: Canada will not rest until there is “justice and accountability” for the victims of the plane shot down by an Iranian missile, Justin Trudeau has said.
Speaking at a memorial service for the 57 Canadian passengers who died, the prime minister of Canada said the tragedy should never have happened.
“We will not rest until there are answers,” he said at the vigil in Edmonton. “We will not rest until there is justice and accountability.”
After several days of denials, Iran has now admitted its military forces accidentally shot down Ukrainian International Airlines Flight 752.
It said a Revolutionary Guard anti-aircraft defence unit was on high alert after Iran had fired missiles at US bases in Iraq – in retaliation for the assassination of Qassem Soleimani – and mistook the scheduled passenger jet for a US attack.