S.Arabia blocks Iran flight carrying pilgrims

Saudi's state news agency reported late in Wednesday, Saudi Arabia blocked an Iranian flight carrying pilgrims

S.Arabia blocks Iran flight carrying pilgrims

World Bulletin / News Desk 

Saudi Arabia's General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) said it blocked an Iranian flight carrying 260 pilgrims from Saudi airspace because it had not got prior clearance, Saudi's state news agency reported late in Wednesday.

SPA said that the procedure was part of international regulations which the Iranian flight did not follow.

"The operator must file a request with the authority prior to flying, specifying the type of aircraft, registration ... and other documents in order to ensure the safety of passengers and the airspace," said the SPA report.

Iran, which denies arming the Houthis, has condemned the Saudi-led offensive. 

Last Mod: 09 Nisan 2015, 11:23
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