Germany bans Iran airline

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BERLIN

Jan 22, 2019-

Germany said Monday it had banned Iranian airline Mahan Air from its airports, in an escalation of sanctions adopted by the European Union against Tehran over attacks on opponents in the bloc. The move was necessary to protect Germany’s “foreign and security policy interests”, foreign ministry spokesman Christofer Burger told reporters at a regular Berlin press conference. Officials at the Federal Aviation Office sent Tehran-based Mahan Air a notification “ordering the immediate suspension of its authorisation to operate passenger flights from and to Germany” from Monday, a transport ministry spokeswoman added. Mahan, Iran’s second-largest carrier after Iran Air, flies four services a week between Tehran, German cities and Munich. (AFP)

Published: 22-01-2019 08:31

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