On Friday, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister, Mr. Vadym Prystaiko said there were no apparent reasons so far that could claim a terrorist act behind the Ukrainian Boeing 737 passenger plane’s tragic crash at Iranian border.
On Wednesday, Ukraine International Airlines ‘ Boeing 737-800 crashed not long after takeoff in the vicinity of Imam Khomeini International Airport Tehran. All 176 souls on board were killed including Iranian, Afghan, Ukrainian, Canadian, Swedish, German, and UK citizens.
In a news conference broadcast on Ukrainian television, the foreign minister said they had insufficient evidence at this point to say that there were any chemicals on that aircraft that led to a terrorist act or any suspicious occurrences or harm to the aircraft.
The minister further added that the experts are currently investigating and analyzing the nature of the damage to the Ukrainian aircraft engines.
He said these were burned parts of the plane, and those sections need a very detailed study, for example, of the traces of chemicals which may or may not be categorized as mixtures of explosive nature.
The foreign minister also added that not all parts of the plane had been retrieved yet, both engines were there, but certain important parts were still to be found for them as well. The Iranian side worked mainly on the search for those pieces.
The minister said it was too early to make claims regarding the tragedy’s origin.