Iran agrees to open airspace for Russian planes with humanitarian aid for Syria

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

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.

On the same day, Bulgaria refused to provide an air corridor to Russia for these purposes. Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said earlier Moscow would continue to supply humanitarian aid to Syria on alternative routes.

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