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Media outlets reported that the Canadian authorities are studying a leaked recording that Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is believed to be talking about the possible reasons for the downing of the Ukrainian passenger plane near Tehran.
And the Canadian channel CBC reported on Tuesday that the recording, which is now being considered by the Canadian government and special agencies, includes a statement by a person who has been identified as Zarif, and confirms that it is not unlikely that the downing of the Ukrainian plane on January 8, 2020, was carried out by a third party with a sabotage operation.
According to the channel, this person said in Farsi that there are “thousands of possibilities” to explain the disaster, including an orchestrated attack by two or three infiltrators, adding that this scenario “is not at all unlikely.”
The person whose voice appeared in the recording, according to CBC sources, expressed his conviction that the political and military leadership in Iran will never reveal the true reason for what happened, saying: “They will not disclose this to us or to anyone else, because that would have opened some doors leading to the systems. Defensive state. “
According to CBC, this person referred more than once in the registration to the payment of financial compensation to the families of the 176 victims of the civilian plane, as a way to prevent other countries from “turning the disaster into an international crime,” adding that the data of the two black boxes that Iran delivered to France would not reveal whether The plane was deliberately shot down.
The channel quoted Ralph Goodell, the Canadian Prime Minister’s special advisor on the crashed plane file, as confirming that the government is aware of the registration, explaining that officials received a copy of it last November.
Goodell said that the recording contains sensitive information that may threaten the lives of some people disclosed, stressing that Canadian intelligence is now verifying the authenticity of the recording.
Today, Wednesday, the Iranian Foreign Ministry denied the authenticity of this recording.
The Iranian authorities admitted, a week after the Ukrainian Boeing plane crashed, carrying dozens of Canadians, that the plane was shot down by mistake, shortly after taking off from Tehran airport, while it was flying over a military site belonging to the Revolutionary Guard, at the height of the escalation between Tehran and Washington in the region. at that time.