Readout: Minister Champagne holds call with Iranian Foreign Minister regarding PS752

News release

June 22 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today held a call with Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran.

Minister Champagne was clear: immediate action is required from Iran to ensure they conduct a comprehensive, transparent investigation and provide compensation for families.

Minister Zarif committed to Iran sending the flight recorders to France for analysis without further delay. Iran will detail its progress on this issue at the International Civil Aviation Organization this week.

He also agreed to enter into negotiations for reparations, and to provide an update to Canada and the other grieving nations at the next meeting of the International Coordination and Response Group.

Canada will continue working with its partners to ensure Iran follows through on its commitments and to ensure transparency, accountability, justice and closure for the families of the victims of this tragedy.

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Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs
Syrine.Khoury@international.gc.ca

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