In a decisive move reflecting Canada’s resolve to seek justice for the victims of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that Canada is contemplating designating Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization. The tragic incident, which occurred on January 8, 2020, took the lives of all 176 people on board the flight, including 55 Canadian citizens, many Iranian nationals, and nine Ukrainian crew members.
Trudeau’s Stance on IRGC

Trudeau’s comments were made during an event commemorating the victims of the ill-fated flight. The Prime Minister further asserted that Canada has already begun taking measures, such as banning high-ranking members of the Iranian regime from entering the country, and investigating individuals with potential ties to the Iranian capital, Tehran.

Flight PS752 and IRGC

The flight was shot down near Tehran shortly after takeoff, a situation Iran blames on a tragic error. This occurred when the country’s air defenses were activated in response to strikes on a US military base in Iraq. The IRGC, a branch of Iran’s Armed Forces, has been heavily implicated in the incident, leading to calls for its designation as a terrorist organization.
Pursuing Accountability

In its pursuit of accountability, Canada, in collaboration with its international partners, has initiated dispute proceedings against Iran before the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) council, under the Chicago Convention. The objective is to hold the Iranian government accountable and secure compensation for the families of the victims, many of whom are still seeking answers and closure.

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