Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Swiss Joins Ban on Iran Air Refueling

The Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) of Switzerland has announced that Geneva airport would no longer refuel planes belonging to Iran Air, Iran’s state-owned Press TV reported today.

“The refueling is done by private companies and these companies have been forced to do this (stop refueling) under pressure from Swiss government,” Ramin Mehmanparast, Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman, said. “We reserve the right to retaliate,” Mehmanparast added [IRNA, 25 May].

Geneva joins a growing number of European airports that are refusing to refuel Iranian planes.

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