Government Abadi rejects US request to close the Iraqi airspace to Russian planes flying to Syria
A source familiar: Government Abadi rejects US request to close the Iraqi airspace to Russian planes flying to Syria
01-10-2015 01:30 PM
Said a source familiar with Thursday, the Iraqi government has rejected a US request to close its airspace to Russian cargo planes bound for Syria.
A source close to the decision-making center in Baghdad, he said that “Washington has applied to the Iraqi government to close the air atmosphere in front of Russian cargo planes flying to Syria, especially military ones, but the Iraqi government has ignored the demand and allowed the Russian aircraft to use Iraqi airspace without restrictions.
“The source added that” the rejection of the application came in conjunction with the announcement of four-wheel coalition, which included Russia, Iraq, Syria and Iran, which actually started working status of a common information within the Green Zone, which includes the US Embassy. ”