UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has called for a “full and transparent” investigation into the fatal crash of a Ukraine International Airlines flight in Tehran on Wednesday, citing intelligence reports which claim the plane was shot down by Iranian surface to air missiles. 

“We urgently need a full and transparent investigation to establish what caused the crash,” Raab said in a statement Friday, citing a “body of information” which suggests that the plane was “shot down by an Iranian Surface to Air Missile.”


“Our thoughts are with the families of the victims, including the four British nationals who lost their lives,” the foreign secretary added.

In response to the “heightened tensions” in the region, the UK Foreign Office has advised British nationals against all travel to Iran and has also recommended against taking flights from and within Iran.



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