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    The US government has been urged to impose economic sanctions on any company doing business with the private Iranian airline Mahan Air, four US senators wrote in a letter to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US Department of the Treasury has designated Mahan Air for its support for terrorism and funneling of weapons to Hezbollah and to the government of President Bashar Assad in Syria, yet the airline continues to operate with a network of partners throughout Europe, the senators pointed out.

    "Mahan Air continues to operate and even expand its international business network… It is time to impose sanctions now on companies aiding Mahan Air," Senators Kelly Ayotte, Chris Coons, Lindsey Graham and Richard Blumenthal wrote in the letter on Friday.

    "We urge you to immediately identify to us all known entities engaged in commercial transactions with Mahan Air and take action now to sanction those companies, including freezing all assets of those entities found under US jurisdiction," the lawmakers said.

    Mahan Air flies to and from Denmark, Sweden, United Kingdom, France, Germany and Italy, as well as Persian Gulf Arab allied nations. The airline has recently introduced new flights to Russia, the senators added.


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    • avatar
      How about sanction U.S airliners, for transiting terrorists and Wahhabi's.. They been doing that for decades
    • Drain the swamp
      They must have pics of lindsey bending down to pick up a two dollar bill in a seedy motel !!
    • avatar
      Blindly following Jew orders: if I am not mistaken Mahan Air belongs to Rafsanjani family, the powerful man inside the system who is opposing anti-American policies of the hardliners. The zombie congressmen are shooting themselves in the foot.
    • avatar
      But Mahan Air is not operating even close to US, why not sanction saudi who are poring militant around the world daily just to destabilize countries that refuse to be puppet of the west. They will never do it because they won't receive petrodollars
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