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    Berlin to Ban Iran's Mahan Air Airline From Using German Airports - Reports

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    BERLIN (Sputnik) – The German government is going to ban Iran’s Mahan Air airline from using German airports starting from 2019, local media reported on Friday.

    According to the Bild newspaper, the decision was made after intensive discussions and followed the US intelligence services’ claims that German cooperation with Mahan Air would threaten US citizens in German airports.

    The airline carries out six flights between Tehran and Germany per week: four flights from Duesseldorf and two more from Munich.

    Mahan Air was sanctioned by the US Treasury Department in October of 2011. According to the US Treasury, the airline routinely transports fighters and equipment to Syria in order to support the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

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