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Trudeau: If There Was No Escalation, Plane Victims Would Be Alive


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.

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“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.”

A woman weeps during a memorial service at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario on January 12, 2020 for the victims of Ukrainian Airlines flight 752 which was shot down over Iran this past week. – A “furious” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau demanded January 11, 2020 that Iran provide Canada with “full clarity” on the shootdown near Tehran of a Ukrainian airliner that killed all 176 aboard, including dozens of Canadian citizens. Trudeau said he made the demand in a call with Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, who admitted earlier January 11, 2020 that the airliner was mistakenly shot down by Iranian missiles. (Photo by Geoff Robins / AFP)

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.


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