Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canda, seems to have suggested that the Ukranian passenger plane that was mistakenly shot down by the Iranians last week resulted from Donald Trump’s action and decisions. 57 people out of the 176 aboard were confirmed to be Canadians so the PM was asked about the incident. 

Early this week, Trudeau on TV for an interview with Global News and it was at that time when he said that the tensions between the U.S. and Iran have escalated and this, unfortunately, led to the plane crash where all those on board were killed. Though he did not mention Donald Trump, he subtly blamed the president of the United States by pointing out that if there was no tension, his Canadian people will still be alive right now. 

"If there were no tensions, if there was no escalation recently in the region, those Canadians would be right now home with their families," he said. "This is something that happens when you have conflict and war, innocents bear the brunt of it, and it is a reminder why all of us need to work so hard on de-escalation.”

Trudeau further said that the international community must supervise the tensions in Iran that were “brought about by US’ actions.” Aside from the prime minister, other Canadian leaders also partly blame Donald Trump for the deaths of their citizens.  

The tensions in Iran started when the Iranian general, Qassem Soleimani, was killed through a drone attack in Iraq. The action was done based on the POTUS’ command and as the Iranian leaders vowed to retaliate, it launched several missiles last week and unfortunately, one of the rockets seems to have hit the passenger plane. 

The error was confirmed when Iran admitted that they shot the jet by mistake. It was revealed that they thought it was a US military jet that is out to attack them. 

 In response to the statements, US House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy said that it was not America’s fault that the Ukranian passenger plane went down. He added that Donald Trump actually made the right decisions. 

"The president made the right decision," Canada’s CBC News quoted McCarthy as saying when asked about PM Justin Trudeau’s comments. “There’s no blame here for America as it just stood up once again for freedom. Iran went past a red line they had not gone past before killing a U.S. citizen and Iran shot down a commercial airliner, there’s no doubt where the blame lies.”