Iran supports the resumption of direct flights with Ukraine, which was suspended after the Boeing crash near Tehran, but Kyiv disagrees, said Iran’s Ambassador to Ukraine Manuchehr Moradi.
Ukraine has stopped direct flights with Iran since January 9 until the causes of the Boeing 737-800 crash near Tehran are clarified.
“Unfortunately, the government of Ukraine after the crash of the UIA plane canceled the permit for direct flights between Iran and Ukraine and, despite repeated requests from the Embassy, does not agree to issue a permit for direct flights,” Moradi said in an interview with the Ukrainform News Agency published on Monday.
According to him, Iran is looking for an opportunity to resume direct flights between the two countries. The Ambassador noted that the Iranian side asks Kyiv to allow direct flights to at least Iranian airlines.