The aircraft tragedy sparked fierce reprobation in Iran, especially after it took three days for the armed forces to admit having shot down the plane "by accident" after a missile operator mistook it for an enemy projectile.
But, according to the document of the CAO, presented as a "report the facts" and not as the final report of the investigation, other errors have occurred in the minutes fatal that followed.
Russian Ambassador to Iran Levan Jagarian on Monday criticized the US government for imposing sanctions on Iran as a means to foist its demands.
Iran had just attacked the missile base used by the us army in Iraq in response to the removal a few days earlier, in a strike drone in the u.s.to Baghdad, general Qassem Soleimani, the architect of the regional strategy of Iran, and was expecting a reply from Washington.
At the time, Iranian troops were bracing for a US counterstrike.More news: Coronavirus vaccine: Thailand plans trails for potential candidate in November
Rescue workers search the scene the place where a Ukrainian plane crashed in Shahedshahr, southwest of Tehran, Iran.
The civil aviation report does not acknowledge that, only saying a change in the "alertness level of Iran's air defense" allowed previously scheduled air traffic to resume.
"If each had not arisen, the aircraft would not have been targeted", the report said. Iran received 29 Tor M1 units from Russian Federation in 2017 in deal estimated to be worth about $700 million, the AP noted. The system is mounted on a tracked vehicle and carries a radar and a pack of eight missiles.
Without receiving any message from the Coordination Center, the officer in charge of the anti-air unit finally fired a missile at the UIA's plane at 6:14:41 and hit it with another one at 6:15:11, local time (+5:30 GMT).More news: HK votes on 2nd day of weekend primary
Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 was shot down shortly after takeoff from the Iranian capital, Tehran, killing all 176 people on board. The operator then went ahead and fired two missiles at it. The Islamic Republic is now known to possess over 1,000 short- and medium-range missiles and will reportedly develop more amid its ongoing tensions with the United States that have been in place since Washington's unilateral withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal in May 2018.
Already, six people believed to be involved in the incident have been arrested, judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili reportedly said in June.
Although the Islamic Republic has repeatedly admitted that it is not capable to decipher and read the data recorded on the plane's black boxes, it has failed to handover the flight recorders to other countries. He said Iran can be part of the investigation, "but we don't trust any investigation led by Iran".
Iran is expected to send the black box to France on July 20, when Ukrainian and French experts are expected to examine it.
The National has contacted the Canadian and Ukrainian foreign ministries for comment.More news: Vodafone : Britain set to ban Huawei from 5G, though timescale unclear
The route was popular with those travelling onward to Canada. "We can not tell our loves ones the Iranian regime murdered you brutally and we're going to just be silent", said Javad Soleimani, whose wife was among the victims.