TEHRAN – In retaliation for an agreement between the United States and European oil companies that has made it in most of Europe, the Islamic Republic has stopped fully providing the only British airline flying to Tehran with fuel.
British Midlands International
(BMI), which operates daily flights between London and Tehran, said
Monday that Iranian airline authorities have stopped fully refueling
their planes for about a week, forcing the airline to make stops in
“We are currently not getting all the fuel we need at Tehran’s main
airport,” said a spokeswoman for BMI. “So flights between London
Heathrow and Tehran are currently subject to a short stop en route to
take on more fuel; this is only a temporary measure.”
Iranian Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi confirmed that retaliatory
measures had been taken but did not provide any details, the
semi-official Fars news agency reported on Sunday. Rahimi echoed other
Iranian officials by saying the U.S.-backed measures were illegal.
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