Germany Bans Iranian Airline From Its Airspace After U.S. Pressure

January 21, 2019

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Reuters

Related Country: 

  • Germany
  • Syria
  • United States

Germany has revoked the license of Mahan Air, an Iranian airline, because of its role in transporting military equipment and personnel to Syria and other countries in the Middle East. The decision takes immediate effect and denies the airline landing rights in Germany. The United States imposed sanctions on Mahan Air in 2011 and has been pressuring European countries to do the same. A German government spokesperson said the decision was driven by national security considerataions and not U.S. pressure.