July 5, 2010
Iranian officials accused Germany, Britain and the United Arab Emirates on Monday of refusing to refuel Iranian passenger planes due to unilateral U.S. sanctions imposed over its nuclear program.
“Since last week, our planes have been refused fuel at airports in Britain, Germany and UAE because of the sanctions imposed by America,” Mehdi Aliyari, Secretary of the Iranian Airlines Union, told Iran’s ISNA news agency.
If confirmed, the new measures will be evidence of a determined intention to make these sanctions really bite.
An airport company in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi denied that any such measure was in place. “We have contracts with Iranian passenger flights and continue to allow refueling,” said a spokeswoman for Abu Dhabi Airports Co (ADAC).
This article was posted: Monday, July 5, 2010 at 8:32 am