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Safety First: Lufthansa Temporarily Stops Flights to Tehran

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Yonhap News

Germany’s Lufthansa has suspended its flights to Iran.

On the 10th (local time), Lufthansa announced that it had halted flights to Tehran in anticipation of possible Iranian retaliation against Israel.

Countries surrounding the Middle East and the United States have been on high alert for possible Iranian attacks since allegations arose on April 1 that Israeli fighter jets had bombed the Iranian embassy in Syria.

In response, Lufthansa suspended round-trip flights to Tehran on April 6 and announced that the suspension would last until April 11.

A Lufthansa spokesperson said, “We are continuously monitoring the situation in the Middle East and are in close contact with the authorities. The company’s top priority is to ensure the safety of passengers and crew.”

Meanwhile, there was no news from other international airlines flying to Tehran.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of Iran, in response to the deaths of seven members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards by the airstrike in Damascus, said, “Israel must be punished, and it will be.”

While Israel has not been confirmed as the instigator of the attack in Damascus, the U.S. Department of Defense has acknowledged it.

Daniel Kim
content@viewusglobal.com

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