RIYADH – The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has ordered the cancelation of permits formerly granted to Iranian aviation company Mahan Air.
In a statement to Saudi Press Agency, GACA announced it has also banned permanently the Iranian airline’s flights to land at the Kingdom’s airports or fly over its airspace because of a number of violations.
“GACA monitored a number of violations committed by the Iranian Mahan company against the national regulations and relevant laws breaching the safety of international aircraft operators in the Kingdom. The decision has been taken out of GACA’s keenness to ensure the safety of passengers and protect their lives,” the statement said adding that the decision is based on article 163 of the Saudi Civil Aviation Law related to taking penal action against companies that commit violations.
This move is already expected of Saudi Arabia because of its bickerings with Iran as an after effect of that execution of a celebrated Iranian cleric. It seems to me that Saudi Arabia is very confident of its military might. We are just glad that the wounding of a Saudi cleric in the Philippines didn't cause much uproar. I thought it would cause a rift between Saudi Arabia and the Philippines.
how Mahan Air is not safe but can easily travel to Europe?
Over the tensions between KSA and Iran everything should be taken in account. Mahan air is a private co belongs to the IRGC. These people have stormed KSA's embassy and didn't respect the international agreements. So, everything related to Iran can't be trusted anymore and any issue with safety or country laws is more than enough to prevent this company from flying over KSA. The situation is different here, Europe has no political issues with Iran, but KSA is.
Well at first Mahan air is a private company and is not belongs to the IRGC.
And is wrong any damage to the embassy. However Iran officially condemned the attacks and reaffirmed its commitment to relevant international law.
In April, reports of the Rape of two young Iranian men in the Jeddah airport in Saudi Arabia. the Iranian Foreign Ministry had confirmed the news that the assault took place
On 11 September 2015, a crane crash killed over 100 people, eight of them Iranian, including a top scientist
In addition On 24 September 2015 the killing of almost 460 Iranian pilgrims in the 2015 Mecca stampede. Saudi officials did not even apologize for the incident.
Four months before the attack on the Saudi Embassy in Iran Saudi warplanes attack iranian embassy in the Yemen capital, injuring some staff and which injured a number of embassy guards and damaged its building.
In addition to the Saudis support to Saddam Hussein during the Iran-Iraq war as well as the massacre of 400 Iranian Hajj pilgrims by Saudi security forces in 1987 .
Saudi Arabia's support for extremist groups in the Middle East and particularly in Syria, and its attacking Yemen as well as sentencing Sheikh Nimr to death are escalating sectarianism in the Middle East. Such actions are against the Charter of the United Nations and indeed a menace to international and regional peace and security.
The owner [as written in web pages] is Mol-Al-Movahedin Charity Institute, but let's see some facts about this company and how it's very close to the IRGC :
Mahan Air had transferred tons of weapons to the Houthi terrorists organization in Yemen :
And I'm still wondering why the IRGC is always prefer using Mahan Air in all his terrorist missions ? and why a private co would put its future at risk through participating in terrorist missions and transferring arms ?
- During the operation decisive storm in Yemen, Mahan Air has tried to transfer some weapons to the Houthis, but fortunately RSAF eagles were there for greeting :
What do we need from Iran apology, while the Iranian security forces didn't do anything to prevent people from attacking the embassy?
BTW Iranians have burnt, destroyed and entered the embassy, so where the hell are the security forces during all that time ? or security forces can't stop some civilians from burning and destroying an EMBASSY ?
Well, it's the problem of Iranians not the problem of Saudis, since thousands of people have to walk in one place at the same time. Everyone is responsible for himself and of what he is doing. Pushing and driving people robustly like you're fighting is more than enough to kill thousands of people. And simply that's what Iranians done. Just to embarrass the Saudi government and find their way to achieve other agenda.
Coalition spokesman Ahmed Asiri have denied this before. The coalition said no operations had been conducted near the embassy. Iranians are crying over the massive losses they're reciving in Yemen.
What everyone knows is that people are coming to perform Hajj and visit the Holy places, but the situation here is very different. Unlike the rest of pilgrims, Iranians are coming to make protests, break the law and practice politics ! curious right ?
Anyway, this pics can show some of the Iranian barbarism and why did the security forces haven't any choice except using the force to impose the peace and save the rest of pilgrims :
Yemen is the backyard of KSA, what affects Yemen security will have a great impact on the KSA, too. In this regard, KSA won't hesitate to protect its national security. Although it's not an attack, but KSA is helping the legitimate government of Yemen, which previously asked KSA and other Arabs for the help to bring back the peace and kick out the Iranian-backed terrorists out of Yemen.
However, Nimr is a Saudi citizen and is a terrorist, at first. What goes on the Saudi citizens must go on Nimr. He's still not angel though. So, I think this matter is only restricted to the Saudis, no 2nd party at all and everybody must understand this.