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Canada, other countries issue demands for Iran, including compensation for victims

10:50, Friday, 17 January, 2020
Canada, other countries issue demands for Iran, including compensation for victims

Canada and its allies sent a stern message to Iran on Thursday: get ready to pay the families of those who died on board the Ukrainian airliner it shot down, and don’t try to block any meaningful criminal prosecution of those responsible.

Those demands were among the five elements in the agreement that emerged from the meeting Canada hosted in London Thursday with representatives from Britain, Sweden, Afghanistan and Ukraine — countries that lost citizens in the crash of Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752.

“We are judging Iran every day, demand by demand,” Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said after the meeting.

The newly formed group of Iran watchers will have to remain vigilant for months, if not years, Champagne said.

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