Trudeau: Intelligence Says Iran Shot Down Ukrainian Airliner


Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the plane crash that killed dozens of Canadians appears to have been shot down by an Iranian missile. Speaking with reporters in Ottawa, Trudeau said they have intelligence and evidence that indicated the plane was shot down by Iran.

He added this is a tragedy that has "shocked the world" and it is vital that Canadian officials gain access to the crash site. Trudeau says both the Canadian government and the Ukrainian government "will not rest" until all questions are answered. He explained Iranian authorities have indicated they want to keep black box information in Iran, but they have agreed to grant access to Ukraine.

The Ukrainian plane was mistakenly shot down around the same time Iran fired several missiles to attack U.S. forces in Iraq. All 176 passengers and crew on board were killed, including 63 Canadians.

Source: USA Today