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Monday, November 29, 2010

Airport security, Iranian style

Iran claims to have foiled an attempt to hijack an Iran Air flight going from Tehran to Damascus on Saturday with several Iranian legislators on board. I sure hope they were able to foil it: the 'hijacker' was unarmed.
A man attempting to hijack a Syria-bound flight carrying a number of Iranian lawmakers was arrested on board, Iran's state radio reported Saturday.

Security guards on the Teheran-Damascus flight thwarted the attempt and arrested the suspect, the report said. No one was hurt.

The radio report said an unspecified number of Iranian lawmakers were on the plane en route to a parliamentary conference in Damascus. It did not provide further details.

The semi-official Fars news agency said the incident happened minutes before the Iran Air flight landed in the Syrian capital.

Fars quoted Iran Air spokesman Shahrokh Nushabadi as saying the suspect, who appeared to be mentally unstable, said he was intending to hijack the Airbus plane but that security guards arrested the unarmed man.

Iran's most powerful military force, the Revolutionary Guard, which is also responsible for air security, claimed in a statement late Saturday that the suspect was affiliated with an unspecified Iranian opposition group. It did not provide further details.
With what did he intend to hijack the plane? His teeth?

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At 1:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm surprised they didn't blame it on Mossad and/or the Jews.


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