Message of solidarity with the families of the victims of downed Flight PS752
We would like to begin by expressing our deepest sympathies with all the families who lost their loved ones in the PS752 horrific tragedy. The depth of your sorrow and the void that has been left in your lives are truly unimaginable. Even the passage of time can hardly begin to heal your pain.
We would like to send our greetings to you - for your resilience, for your courage and for your determined fight to unearth the truths of this horrific crime and to bring those behind it to justice - despite the mendacity, the threats, the shameless lies and the obstructions by the Islamic regime of Iran to cover up its bloody tracks and to impede a true, transparent, international investigation into its crime.
After three days of lies and denials, claiming that this was just an air accident, the result of a technical fault or an attack by the enemy, when incontrovertible evidence emerged that the plane had been shot down by surface to air missiles fired from Iranian territory, they finally admitted that it was the vicious deed of their armed forces. However, they then tried to blame it on ‘human error’. They said the operator had mistaken a passenger plane for a cruise missile. Such claims were so absurd that even the heads of the Islamic Republic could not openly defend them, and began admitting to the deliberate nature of their crime.
Since then, undeniable evidence, the admission by the regime’s own officials, and – crucially - the historic ruling in May 2021 by Ontario’s Superior Court, have left no doubt that this was an intentional act of terrorism, a planned criminal operation, the decision for which was taken at the highest levels of Iran’s Islamic Republic.
The downing of passenger Flight PS752 was pure, premeditated murder by a state, of 176 human beings, who posed no threat whatsoever to them. Whatever their ghastly plans and motivations, this was a monstrous crime against humanity for which the Islamic regime of Iran and its murderous leaders must and will be held accountable.
Once again we express our solidarity with you the families of the victims of Flight PS752 and greet your resolve and your tireless fight in unearthing the truths of this crime and bringing those responsible to justice.
Worker-communist Party of Iran – Canada
August 5th, 2021