US says will deny airspace to Iran MPs plane: Lawmaker

The planned visit by an Iranian parliamentary delegation to Venezuela and Cuba has been canceled because the United States has said it will deny its airspace to the plane carrying the lawmakers, a top lawmaker says.

“The delegation was scheduled to travel to Venezuela and Cuba today; but, the Americans have notified the Aeroflot airline (which was scheduled to provide the transport service to the Iranian delegation) that they will not allow the plane to pass through US skies,” said Chairman of Iran’s Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Alaeddin Boroujerdi on Sunday.

“The time of the trip is not set yet, but Majlis is looking for an appropriate way to send the delegation to those countries,” explained Boroujerdi, who heads the parliamentary delegation.

Boroujerdi had earlier said that the planned trip was aimed at enhancing Iran’s relations with the Latin American countries.

By Press TV


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