Iran refuses to share evidence from UIA plane crash with Ukraine

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Iran said it would no longer share evidence from the investigation into the downing of Ukraine International Airlines plane with Ukraine after audio from the investigation was leaked by Ukrainian media.

This was stated by the Director in charge of accident investigation at Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization, Hassan Rezayfar, Reuters reports.

A recording of a conversation between a Tehran airport dispatcher and a pilot of another plane, who claimed to have seen a missile that shot down an UIA plane, is part of the evidence that the Iranian side provided to Ukrainian experts as part of a joint accident investigation team.

“The investigating team of the Ukrainian plane crash, in a strange move, published the secret audio file of the communications of a pilot of a plane that was flying as the same time as the Ukrainian plane,” Rezayfar said.

“This action by the Ukrainians led to us no longer sharing any more evidence with them,” the director said.

Zelensky: Iran knew UIA plane was shot down by missile.

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