Iranian lawmaker criticizes Swiss denial to fuel Iran's passenger jets

13:18, May 24, 2011      

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Iranian lawmaker Mahmoud Ahmadi- Bighash criticized the Switzerland's move to put fuel ban on Iran' s passenger jets, the English language satellite Press TV reported Monday.

Iran "reserves the right to counter" Switzerland's refusal to provide fuel to the planes of Iran's state-owned airliner, Iran Air, Ahmadi-Bighash was quoted as saying.

"Switzerland along with certain Western states are clearly pursuing the policies of the United States in the international arena. Therefore, they take action against Iran in violation of diplomatic norms and international treaties," he said.

"The West uses immoral behavior for reaching its arrogant goals, " he added.

According to the report, the Federal Office of Civil Aviation of Switzerland said Friday the planes of Iran Air would not be allowed to refuel at the Geneva airport.

In April, Iran's First Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi said Iran stopped the fuel supply for some Western airliners to retaliate their refusal to fuel Iranian aircrafts at their airports.

Iran is under the expansive sanctions by the United Nations Security Council and the Western countries over its controversial nuclear program.

Source: Xinhua
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