MP: Iran not to refill foreign aircrafts
Iran will not provide fuel to aircrafts from countries that have refused to refill Iranian airplanes, Iranian MP, Parliamentary National Security and Foreign Policy Commission member Hishmatulla Falahatpishe was quoted as saying today by the ISNA.
Falahatpishe said planes from the UK, Germany and the UAE frequently conduct transit flights through Iran, so they must take heed of the country's warning.
The UK, German and the UAE airports have refused to refill Iranian airplanes since Washington imposed unilateral sanctions against Tehran, Iranian Airlines Association representative Mehdi Aliyari said.
He noted that "Iran will fill its airplanes to the maximum extent inside our country, or create fuel storage facilities in third countries given such circumstances."
"Air transport and transportation are permitted international activities, and all sanctions imposed against Iran, including the U.N. Security Council's sanctions, run counter to international civil aviation regulations. They are a violation of human rights," Aliyari said.
Iranair and Mahanair conduct a large number of flights to Europe, he added.
The U.N. Security Council adopted a new resolution to stop Iran's nuclear program June 9. Twelve council members voted for the resolution. This is the council's fourth resolution against Iran after Tehran refused to comply with international requirements on its nuclear program.