Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responded Thursday to the crash of Ukrainian flight 752 that killed 63 Canadians during a press conference in Ottawa.
However, Trudeau is reluctant to entirely blame Iran for the incident and the death of Canadians on board and said “this may have been unintentional,” according to CNN.
After being asked if the United States bears any responsibility for killing Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani, Trudeau stated, “The evidence suggests that this is the likely cause, but we need to have a full and complete and credible investigation to establish exactly what happened. That is what we are calling for and that is what we are expecting will happen.” (RELATED: Pentagon Says Trump Ordered Airstrike That Killed Top Iranian General At Baghdad Airport)
Had second conversation with @JustinTrudeau on the airplane crash in Iran. There should not be speculation about the tragedy; Ukraine and Canada will use all possible means to advocate for an objective and comprehensive investigation.
— Володимир Зеленський (@ZelenskyyUa) January 10, 2020
Trudeau responded that it was “too soon to be drawing conclusions or assigning blame or responsibility in whatever proportions.”
The prime minister insisted that “right now our focus is on supporting the families that are grieving right across the country and providing what answers we can in a preliminary way, but recognizing that there is going to need to be a full and credible investigation into what exactly happened before we draw any conclusions.”