Ukraine says Iran is dragging its feet on investigating the downing of the UIA passenger jet last January

Ukraine says Iran is dragging its feet on investigating the downing of the UIA passenger jet last January by not sharing information and not responding to requests for cooperation., Deputy Prosecutor General Gyunduz Mamedov tells Reuters. Iran has also rejected Kyiv’s calls for life sentences for the Revolutionary Guards officers responsible for shooting down the plane, killing 176 people. In advance of talks on Dec. 3, a governing panel at the United Nations’ aviation agency urges Iran to speed up its investigation.

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