Iran slams IATA sanctions on natl. airline

IATA’s sanctions on Iran’s National Airline have been imposed under the pressure of political powers, and are unacceptable, said Nikzad in a meeting with Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-HABITAT) Joan Clos in Tehran, IRIB reported on Monday.

Iran does not know the reasons behind IATA’s sanctions against its aviation industry, because airlines across the world work to transport passengers and have nothing to do with religion, race and color, he added.

The Iranian minister emphasized that sanctions have been imposed on IranAir despite the fact that Iran is a member of the international trade group of airlines and pays membership fees to the body.

In line with the US-engineered sanctions against Iran, IATA announced on October 10 that it would close its payment services to Iranian citizens using the state-owned airline — IranAir.

IranAir has been under US sanctions since 1995. Washington has forbidden the sale of Boeing spare parts to Iran’s national airline. The European Union also followed suit in 2010 when it stopped Iran’s civilian aircraft from using its airspace.

Iran says such measures are violations of international regulations and even exceed the terms of the sanction resolutions of the United Nations Security Council, which Tehran also regards as unfair.


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