France Bans Iran's Mahan Air for Flying Arms, Troops to Syria

March 25, 2019

Author: 

John Irish

Publication: 

Reuters

Related Country: 

  • France
  • United States

France has banned flights in and out of the country by Iran’s Mahan Air, which is believed to be transporting military equipment and personnel to Syria and other conflict zones in the Middle East. The United States sanctioned Mahan Air in 2011 and has been pressuring countries in Europe to do the same. Mahan Air had four flights a week to Paris from Tehran. The ban takes effect April 1.