Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau has said that the 176 victims including 57 Canadians on board the Ukrainian jetliner, would still be alive had it not been the tensions that intensified after it was “unintentionally” shot down by the missiles Iran launched last week.
Trudeau has since been cautious in order to avoid criticizing the President of the US, Donald Trump for the deaths which became apparent due to the US assassination of Iran’s top general, Qassem Soleimani.
“If there was no escalation recently in the region, those Canadians would be right now home with their families,” this was what Trudeau said in an interview on Monday with Global News Television. “This is something that happens when you have conflict and the war. Innocents bear the brunt of it.”
Some Canadians in parts blame Trump for the deaths. However, Trudeau said he had communicated with Trump.
“I’ve talked about the tremendous grief and loss that Canadians are feeling and the need for clear answers on how this happened and how we’re going to make sure it never happens again,” Trudeau said.
Because there are Canadian Troops in Iran as part of NATO training, Trudeau said it would have been wise if Trump had notified him before ordering for Soleimani’s assassination.