United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the U.S. stands prepared to offer Ukraine assistance in a probe into the crash of Ukrainian International Airlines' flight PS752 in Iran on January 8.
"The U.S. Department of State extends our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the 176 passengers and crew killed in the tragic crash of Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752. The United States will continue to follow this incident closely and stands prepared to offer Ukraine all possible assistance," Pompeo said in a statement posted on the website of the U.S. Department of State on January 8.
The United States calls for complete cooperation with any investigation into the cause of the crash, he added.
As UNIAN reported earlier, Kyiv-bound UIA flight PS752 crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran's Imam Khomeini International Airport in the early hours of Wednesday, January 8. It was carrying 167 passengers and nine crew members on board. Two passengers and the crew members were Ukrainians. There were also 82 citizens of Iran, 63 citizens of Canada, 10 citizens of Sweden, four citizens of Afghanistan, three citizens of Germany, and three citizens of the United Kingdom. There were no survivors.