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News number: 8804290593

15:51 | 2009-07-20

Economy

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Official: Sanctions on Air Industry Crime against Humanity

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Prosecutor-General Qorban Ali Dorri Najafabadi said imposing sanction on Iran's air industry is a crime against humanity.



Dorri Najafabadi reiterated on Sunday that the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the world bodies have to make those who impose sanctions on air industry understand that it accounts for crime against humanity.

The Paris-based Airbus company turned down Iranian demand for several passenger planes in 2000.

Imposing ban on spare parts has always been a serious problem that claimed many passengers lives, Dorri Najafabadi told the Islamic republic news agency.

He added that he will seriously deal with agents who have violated the Iranian passengers' rights on board a Tupolev aircraft leaving for Armenia.

All 168 passengers were killed as the plane crashed on July 15.

Iran's Prosecutor-General said all air passengers including the Iranians should have the air industry refurbished.

Dorri Najafabadi expressed his condolences to both Iranian and Armenian nations and governments on the tragedy.

He then expressed hope such tragic events would be decreased thanks to the officials' efforts.