Iran agrees to send black boxes of crashed jet to Ukraine: official

Reuters –  Iran’s aviation authority has agreed to send black boxes from a downed Ukrainian jetliner to Kiev for analysis, Iran’s representative at the United Nations’ aviation agency told Reuters.

Farhad Parvaresh, who heads Iran’s delegation at the U.N.’s Montreal-based International Civil Aviation Organization, said Tehran’s civil aviation authority had also invited other interested countries to participate in reading the data.

The move ends a two-month stand-off over the fate of the recordings from the jet, which was shot down by the Iranian military on Jan 8 with the loss of all 176 people on board.

(This story corrects official’s first name to Farhad, not Farhard in second paragraph.)

Reporting by Tim Hepher; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama