Trudeau says Iran must take full responsibility for jetliner's downing
OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Iran must take full responsibility for mistakenly shooting down a Ukrainian jetliner, killing all 176 civilians on board, including 57 Canadians.
Trudeau says he is "outraged'' and "furious'' over the crash.
He says accountability must include a creditable investigation and compensation for the families of the dead.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has acknowledged that an Iranian missile mistakenly took down the plane.
The admission came a day after Iran denied claims that Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 was shot down.
Trudeau, who spoke with Rouhani by phone, says the admission is a good first step, but many more steps must be taken.