Iran FM, Canadian PM Meet in Munich

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has met with Justin Trudeau, the prime minister of Canada, in the German city of Munich. The meeting was held on Friday on the sidelines of the annual Munich Security Conference. Following the meeting with Prime Minister Trudeau, Zarif also met his Canadian counterpart François-Philippe Champagne. The talks between … Continue reading Iran FM, Canadian PM Meet in Munich

Husband of Iran plane crash victim seeks answers, justice from investigation

Hassan Shadkhou sits in his Toronto apartment next to a photo of his wife, Sheyda, on Tuesday February 4, 2020. Sheyda Shadkhou was killed along with 175 others when her plane crashed minutes after take off in Tehran on Jan. 8, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young The husband of one of the victims who died … Continue reading Husband of Iran plane crash victim seeks answers, justice from investigation

Opinion: Why Governments Must Decide When Not To Fly

by Mark Zee Until Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 was shot down just before dawn in Tehran on Jan. 8, the tempting narrative was that the destruction of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in 2014 was a black swan event. Iran’s acknowledgment that it shot down PS752 removes that doubt and painfully validates our 5.5 years … Continue reading Opinion: Why Governments Must Decide When Not To Fly

Maria Zakharova: Dutch foreign minister’s speculations over plane crash in Iran impermissible

Russian news agency Tass published a statement of Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova about the MH17 case. She said, that Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok’s attempts at drawing parallels between the MH17 disaster over Donbass in 2014 and the loss of Ukraine’s passenger liner near Tehran on January 8 this year for advancing biased … Continue reading Maria Zakharova: Dutch foreign minister’s speculations over plane crash in Iran impermissible

Lessons have not been learned…

Europe’s pilots are shocked and deeply saddened by the downing of Ukrainian Airlines flight PS752 in Iran and the killing of all 176 people on board. This comes only a few years after the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17), in 2014. It is tragic proof that some lessons from MH17 on flying into … Continue reading Lessons have not been learned…

Evening Bird: A poem dedicated to the lives lost on flight PS752

Dearly to the sun, your serpentine fins embraced bluffs, tripped the morosely linking earth & the heavens with howling wings. You became lines of sun-split stanzas & warped seas underneath you. You hoot ecstatic stunts, ‘everyone deserved a sunbath.’                                                                                                 You didn’t have enough sleep, you ne’er dreamt. You imitated a night-disciple; zombied your hands over … Continue reading Evening Bird: A poem dedicated to the lives lost on flight PS752

The victims of Ukraine Flight PS752

A Ukrainian Boeing 737-800 crashed shortly after take-off in Iran on Wednesday, killing all 176 people on board. In total, 82 Iranians and 63 Canadians were on board the Kyiv-bound Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) Flight PS752, Ukraine's Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko said. There were also 11 victims - including nine crew members - from Ukraine, … Continue reading The victims of Ukraine Flight PS752