Iran bans German Chancellor aircraft from flying over its airspace

Posted on May 31, 2011

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Posted Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2011
AFP
Al Ittihad
Iranian authorities have prevented a plane by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who was on her way for an official visit to India, temporarily from flying over the airspace of Iran on Tuesday, as announced by the official spokesman for Merkel, Steven Siebert via Twitter.
Did not know any details about the reasons for preventing the plane from flying over Iran to spot. Wrote Stephen Seibert, who is accompanying Chancellor in her “the beginning of an extraordinary journey to India,” adding that “Iran refuses to temporarily fly a plane Chancellor (over its territory), and falling with the delay in New Delhi.”
According to a journalist from the German public TV “ARD” Merkel, accompanied by another plane carrying four ministers in the German government was able to fly over Iran without problems and landing on the date specified in the Indian capital. She shares up Thursday in talks German – Indian.

The subject of Iran since 2007 for a political and economic sanctions imposed by the United Nations and the United States and the European Union over its controversial nuclear. In February, he and German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle to Iran for the transfer of two German journalists, the Iranian authorities released them after more than four months of detention.

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