Washington – Representative Eliot L. Engel, Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement:

“I was heartbroken about the Ukraine International Airlines flight 752 crash just outside of Tehran – and am deeply troubled by reports indicating that it was accidentally shot down by IRGC surface-to-air missiles. I extend my sincerest condolences to the families of the 176 individuals killed in the crash, and implore all parties involved to conduct a thorough and fair investigation. The families of these victims deserve answers and, if responsible, the Iranian regime must own up to this horrendous disaster.”