Iran compensation plan for downed plane slammed by Kiev

Iran’s announcement on Wednesday that it will pay $150,000 to each family of those killed in the accidental downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane was promptly slammed by Kiev as “unacceptable”. Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 crashed shortly after taking off from Tehran on January 8, killing all 176 people aboard. The Islamic republic admitted three days later that its forces mistakenly shot down the Kiev-bound Boeing 737-800 plane after firing two missiles, amid heightened US-Iran tensions. “The cabinet approved the provision of $150,000, or the equivalent in euros… for the famil…

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