شنبه ۲۷ آبان ۱۳۹۶ تهران ۲۲:۱۵
Iran Insists New Airport Safe, Despite Warnings
Iran insisted on Sunday its new main international airport is safe despite warnings to travellers by Britain, Canada and Australia that the runway may be unsound. Britain and Canada angered Iran by issuing a travel warning against using the Imam Khomeini International Airport on April 29, the day before the airport began operating.
Australia last week echoed the advice. Iran has rejected the advisories, which were based on information that the airport's runway is built on top of some ancient underground irrigation channels.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi told a news conference Sunday there is no doubt that this airport is safe, and is already in use.