Mahan Air

France Bans Iranian Airline for Shipping Troops and Weapons to Syria

France on Monday banned flights by Iranian airline Mahan Air, on the grounds that Mahan is employed by the Iranian regime to send troops and weapons to hotspots across the Middle East, including Syria. The move is a significant step toward European acceptance of the Trump administration’s argument that Iran is a major threat to stability in the Middle East.

An airplane of Mahan Air sits at the tarmac after landing at Sanaa International Airport in the Yemeni capital on March 1, 2015 a day after officials from the Shiite militia-controlled city signed an aviation agreement with Tehran. Western-backed President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, who fled last weekend an effective house …