PS752 crime should be condemned by ICAO

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ICAO response to our letter

Dear Mr. Esmaeilion,


I wish to thank you for your letter of 5 October, which I have shared with the ICAO Council during our current Session, and to reiterate, on behalf of ICAO, sincere condolences to yourself and the many other friends and relatives of the victims of this terrible tragedy.


With the support of our team of experts and in compliance with Annex 13 to the Chicago Convention, ICAO has urged the Iranian Aviation Authorities to complete the accident investigation final report. I invite you to review the attached news release issued shortly following the Council’s most recent deliberations on the issue on Friday, 6 November.


I also wish to advise you that both the ICAO Secretary General and I have had several exchanges with the Iranian Civil Aviation Authority on the critical importance of finalizing the investigation within twelve months of the occurrence and our insistence on this matter is ongoing.
ICAO is fully committed to ensuring the safety of flights over conflict zones. Yet despite our best efforts, which include the adoption of a series of amendments to the Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) contained in the ICAO Annexes, we must do more to prevent such tragedy and loss of lives. For this very reason, the ICAO Council has adopted the new ‘Safer Skies’ initiative, presented by the Government of Canada, to enhance flight safety over conflict or hazardous zones. We are confident that this new plan of action will help us achieve this important objective which remains a top priority for our
Organization.

Please be assured that the primary objective of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) remains the safety and security of international civil aviation. ICAO accordingly solicits the continuing collaboration of its Member States for the promotion of safety, security and efficiency of civil aviation without exception.


Yours sincerely,


Salvatore Sciacchitano

Association of Families of flight PS752 Victims
5 months ago