US Issues Warning to Airlines as Part of Its Anti-Iran Campaign
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The United States has issued a fresh warning to airlines to exercise caution when operating in Iran’s airspace, citing security concerns.
The updated guidance from the Federal Aviation Administration to US operators, issued on Sunday at the expiry of the prior year’s advisory, claimed there were military activities emanating from or transiting through Iran’s airspace, Reuters reported.
Flight Service Bureau, which provides safety information on airspace to airlines, said “without seeming alarmist”, the deteriorating relationship between the US and Iran must be taken into account when planning flights in Iran’s airspace.
“Although the reopening of Iraqi airspace in November last year has provided additional routing options ... there is no perfect route in the region, and operators must consider their preference for Iraq vs Iran,” the US-based group said in an email to clients on Monday.
The US Department of State advises that its citizens do not travel to Iran due to the alleged risk of arbitrary arrest and detention.