Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that Canada has intelligence from multiple sources indicating a Ukrainian airliner that crashed on Wednesday near Tehran was shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile.
U.S. officials had earlier said the airliner was most likely brought down accidentally by Iranian air defenses. All 176 people on board, including 63 Canadians, were killed.
"We have intelligence from multiple sources, including our allies and our own intelligence. The evidence indicates that the plane was shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile," Trudeau told a news conference in Ottawa.
"This may well have been unintentional. This new information reinforces the need for a thorough investigation into this matter," he continued.
Trudeau said his government would not rest until it had obtained closure, transparency, accountability and justice.