Iran sets compensation for downed flight’s victims ahead of the deadly incident’s one-year anniversary.

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps admitted that ‘human error’ led to the plane being shot down with two missiles [File: Akbar Tavakoli/IRNA/AFP]

Tehran, Iran – Iran’s government has pledged to pay $150,000 to each of the families of the victims of a Ukrainian Airlines flight that was downed by missiles over Tehran almost a year ago.

President Hassan Rouhani’s cabinet approved the sum, or its equivalent in euros, in a meeting on Wednesday, according to a statement published by the presidential office’s department of legal affairs.

“The compensation will not prevent following up on the judicial aspect of the issue in qualified courts,” the statement said, adding that

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