WASHINGTON: Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State on Saturday paid tribute to the people who lost their lives last year after shoot down of Ukrainian Airlines Flight PS752 by Iranian Revolutionary Guards.
He stated stated that the American people honor the memory of the passengers and crew of Ukrainian International Airlines flight PS752, whose lives were abruptly and senselessly taken one year ago by an unjustified Iranian shoot down.
Secretary of State also underlined that the United States joins the Governments of Ukraine, Canada, the United Kingdom, Sweden, and Afghanistan in paying tribute to, and calling for justice for, the victims of this atrocious tragedy.
While highlighting the Iranian threat Secretary of State was of the opinion that Iran’s own investigation revealed that the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) shot down the plane with two surface-to-air missiles.
Furthermore he added that yet, a year later, members of the IRGC have yet to be held accountable for taking the lives of 176 innocent civilian passengers and crew onboard. Instead, throughout this prolonged investigation, the regime has continued to protect those in the IRGC who were responsible.
Secretary of State, Pomppeo also stated that “We look forward to the day the Iranian authority’s values the lives of the Iranian people with the same zeal with which they now cover for their officials’ misdeeds”.
He also extended his wishes for peace and strength to the families and loved ones of the victims, as we express our condolences again to those who continue to grieve their loss.