According to the Islamic Republic of Iran News Agency, at a cabinet meeting on the 30th, the Iranian government decided to pay compensation of 150,000 US dollars or the equivalent of euros to each person killed in the Ukrainian aviation crash in early January this year, and the Iranian Ministry of Roads and Urban Development will be responsible for paying compensation to each person.
The families of the victims. According to the report, the Iranian government will pay compensation to the families of the victims without distinction between race and nationality in accordance with international practice.
On January 8 this year, a Boeing passenger plane belonging to Ukrainian International Airlines from Tehran, the capital of Iran, to Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, crashed after taking off at Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran, killing all 176 people on board, including passengers and crew.
The reason for the plane crash was that the Iranian military’s missile operator mistakenly regarded the passenger plane after take-off as an “invasion” cruise missile, and then launched two missiles to intercept it.
Shortly before the passenger plane took off, the Iranian military had fired several missiles at a U.S. military base in Iraq in retaliation for the assassination of General Soleimani, the former commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps’s Al-Quds Brigade, at Baghdad International Airport in Iraq.