Iran Agrees to Open Airspace for Russian Aid Planes for Syria

Iran Agrees to Open Airspace for Russian Aid Planes for Syria
Wed Sep 9, 2015 15:47:50

Iran has agreed to open its airspace for the Russian planes carrying humanitarian cargo for Syria, press secretary of the Russian Embassy in Iran Maxim Suslov said on Wednesday.

Suslov told Itar-Tass that Iran path will be used by the Russian flights to carry new cargos of humanitarian aid to the crisis-hit Syria.

On Monday, the Greek Foreign Ministry announced that it had received a US request to close its air space for the flights of Russian aircraft with humanitarian cargoes for Syria. Athens said that the Russian side chose the route to the East of Greece for the delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria, Itar-Tass reported.

On the same day, Bulgaria refused to provide an air corridor to Russia for these purposes.

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said earlier Moscow would continue to supply humanitarian aid to Syria on alternative routes; FNA reported.

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