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Tehran has agreed to pay compensation for the crash of a Ukrainian passenger plane in January. The statement came from Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Abbas Mousavi, RIA Novosti reported.

However, he noted that the implementation of this issue "will take time and has various aspects—from a technical and legal point of view."

Mousavi added that negotiations will continue on payments for the Ukrainians who were killed in this crash.

A passenger plane of Ukraine International Airlines crashed on the morning of January 8, shortly after taking off from the Tehran international airport. A total of 176 people on board were killed, including citizens of Iran, Ukraine, Canada, the UK, Germany, Sweden and Afghanistan, as well as nine crew members. Iran has admitted that it had mistakenly shot down the plane.

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