Iran has asked the U.S. and French authorities for equipment to download information from black boxes on a downed Ukrainian airliner, a request that will add to international frustration at Tehran’s failure to send the recorders abroad for analysis.
A South Korean anti-piracy unit has temporarily expanded its mission to the Strait of Hormuz, a global oil route at the center of tensions between Iran and the United States
Iran has requested equipment it says it needs from U.S. and French authorities to download information from black boxes on a downed Ukrainian passenger plane but Tehran had not yet received a positive response.
Ukraine expects the arrival of a team of Iranian specialists.
- Zelensky, Iran’s envoy discuss handover of black boxes from downed Ukrainian plane (TASS Russian News Agency: Jan 20, 2020 at 4:37 PM)
Ukraine on Monday urged Iran to return the black boxes from a Ukrainian passenger plane shot down by the Iranian military with the loss of all 176 people on board.
Iran considers the passengers with dual nationality, who were on a Ukrainian plane that was shot down accidentally earlier this month, killing all on board, to be Iranian citizens, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Monday.
Iran said it could quit the global nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) if European countries refer it to the U.N. Security Council for scaling back its commitments under its 2015 nuclear pact with world powers.
Iran said on Monday it could quit the global nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) if European countries refer it to the U.N. Security Council over a nuclear agreement, a move that would overturn diplomacy in its confrontation with the West.
- Iran says it will quit global nuclear treaty if case goes to U.N. (Reuters: Jan 20, 2020 at 1:36 PM)
Tehran does not plan to follow up its steps to reduce obligations under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on the Iranian nuclear deal, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif stated on Monday.
Iran’s steps in reducing commitments to the 2015 nuclear deal are over, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday.