Canadian PM promises ‘justice’ at Iran plane vigil

Agency, 13 January : Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his voice sometimes breaking, on Sunday told a vigil for some of those killed in an Iranian plane disaster that he would “pursue justice and accountability” for what happened.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said he will seek “justice” for those killed on board a Ukrainian passenger plane downed by Iran.

Mr Trudeau spoke in Edmonton, Alberta at a vigil for the 57 Canadians killed in the disaster. The PM promised to pursue answers from Iran, which admitted its military shot down the plane in error, killing all 176 people on board. Iran had previously rejected suggestions that it was to blame.

“This tragedy should have never occurred, and I want to assure you that you have my full support during this extraordinarily difficult time … you give us purpose to pursue justice and accountability for you,” said Mr Trudeau, addressing a crowd of 2,300 people in a university gym. “We will not rest until there are answers.”

Mr Trudeau attended the memorial on Sunday, as a second day of anti-government protests against Iran’s leaders erupted.

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