Rouhani to send letter on Boeing crash to Zelensky
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will send a letter to his Ukranian counterpart Vladimir Zelensky on the Ukrainian Boeing’s crash, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said.
"Iranian Minister of Road Construction and Urban Development Muhammad Islami will pay an official visit to the Ukrainian capital of Kiev to deliver a letter from President Hassan Rouhani to his Ukranian counterpart, Vladimir Zelensky, on the Ukrainian Boeing 737’s crash," IRNA cited him as saying.
Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 crashed near Tehran's Imam Khomeini International Airport minutes after takeoff on January 8. All 176 people on board were killed. The crash occurred shortly after Iran launched airstrikes against US bases in neighbouring Iraq. Three days later, the Iranian military admitted to accidentally shooting down the plane, having confused it with a hostile missile in anticipation of a retaliatory strike from the U.S.