Germany to ban Iran’s Mahan Air flights under US pressure: Report

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Tehran, Dec 22 (IANS) Germany will ban flights of Iran’s Mahan Air to its cities under the US pressure, the media reported on Saturday.

The German government has decided to stop Mahan Air, which is under the US’ anti-Iran sanctions, from operating its flights to Dusseldorf and Munich after intensive deliberations on the Washington demand, Xinhua news agency reported citing an Iranian media report.

Currently, Mahan Air operates flights to EU cities of Milan, Athens, Dusseldorf and Munich as well as to countries such as Turkey, Russia, Ukraine and several other destinations in the Middle East and Asia.

Since December 2011, Mahan Air has been subjected to several sanctions by the US Department of Treasury for its alleged violation of international laws.

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The US government has imposed sanctions on several companies for their links to Mahan Air, including a Thai aviation company and a Malaysia-based sales agent.



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