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Victim's fiancé angry over Iran's compensation offer

Iran’s compensation offer to the families of victims of the downed Ukrainian International flight PS752 has been called a publicity stunt and "a slap in the face."
Kourosh Doustshenas's fiancée Forough Khadem was one of the victims of Ukrainian International Airlines Flight PS752. (Jaison Empson/CBC)

Iran's compensation offer to the families of victims of the downed Ukrainian International flight PS752 has been called a publicity stunt and "a slap in the face."

A Winnipeg man whose fiancée died on Jan. 8 after the plane was shot down by two Iranian missiles, said Iran's proposal to pay US$150,000 for each victim is nothing but a ploy to assuage international scrutiny leading up to the crash's one-year anniversary.

Forough Khadem graduated in 2016 from the University of Manitoba with a PhD in immunology. (Submitted by Amir Shirzadi)

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