Iran Calls Germany's Ban of Mahan Air "Unjustifiable"

January 23, 2019

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Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has described as hasty and unjustifiable the decision made by Germany to withdraw landing permission for Iran’s Mahan Air and said the move breaks the spirit of long-standing relations underway between Iran and Germany. 

In a Tuesday statement, Qassemi expressed regret that Mahan Air’s landing permission in Germany has been revoked.

The spokesman underlined that the behavior was an arbitrary move and said the move is likely based on wrong information disseminated by [certain] sides which are dissatisfied with the current relations between Iran and Germany.

The spokesman expressed hope that Germany’s government timely revises its wrong and undesirable decision after exploring the facts and verifying the information because the decision can [negatively] impact the transportation of ordinary people. 

“It goes without saying that the move is against the mutual interests of both sides,” he said. 

He went on to say that undoubtedly no logic and reason can justify such a unilateral behavior which is based on wrong and wage information.

“A review of the history of Mahan Air’s mutual cooperation with its German partners reveals that there is no negative point in the carriers’ record,” he concluded.