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Iran stops refueling ‘Western planes’ in tit-for-tat move

TEHRAN – Iran has stopped refuelling “western passenger planes” since Europe-bound Iranian commercial planes were refused fuelling there, the first vice-president was quoted as saying in the governmental Iran newspaper on Wednesday. “Recently fuel supply for Iranian passenger planes flying to Europe was stopped,” Mohammed Reza Rahimi said.
“Iran decided immediately to strike back and banned supply of fuel to Western passenger planes landing in Iran,” Rahimi added without specifying when the decision by the Islamic republic was implemented and which companies were targetted. The decision by European oil companies was apparently taken in support of Western sanctions against Iran over its nuclear programme, even though sanctions adopted by the European Union do not include such measures.



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