Germany bans Iranian airline on suspicion of spying, terror, report

Berlin will ban Iranian airline Mahan to operate in Germany, following alleged suspicion of spying and suspicion that the company was being used for military purposes, according to German media

Mahan airline, which has been on a United States sanctions list since 2011, has four weekly flights between Tehran-Duesseldorf and Munich.

The Islamic Republic’s second-largest carrier is accused of carrying out spying operations, while Iran’s Revolutionary Guards are planning military attacked in the Netherlands, France, and Denmark and Brussels .

The German government source told Reuters that the flight did not constitute general sanctions against Iran. But the German media claim several European Union countries mull additional sanctions on Iran following alleged terrorist plots on the continent.

However, the European powers remain committed to their 2015 nuclear agreement, from which Donald Trump withdrew last May.


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