Iranian downing of plane 'catastrophe': Germany

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas adresses a press conference with Nordic Foreign Ministers during a meeting to celebrate 20 years of the Nordic Embassies in Berlin, on October 17, 2019. (File photo: AFP)

Germany's foreign minister has called on Iran to take the appropriate measures following what he said was the “catastrophe” of it inadvertently shooting down the Ukrainian plane near the Iranian capital.

Heiko Maas told Funke Mediengruppe media on Saturday: “It's important that Iran has brought clarity. Now it should take the appropriate measures in the further investigation of this horrible catastrophe so that something like this cannot happen again.”

Maas said that, “In these hours, our thoughts are with the victims and their families in all the affected nations.”

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:01 - GMT 07:01