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    Lufthansa provisionally suspends flights to Iran

    One of the company’s planes even turned around in mid-flight on Thursday. Credit: © Belga

    The German airline Lufthansa has announced that it has provisionally suspended flights to Tehran, following international tensions.

    One of the company’s planes even turned around in mid-flight on Thursday.

    On Wednesday, a Ukrainian Boeing crashed on the outskirts of Tehran, killing its 176 occupants. The aircraft was probably hit by a missile, according to some sources, but Iran ruled this theory out.

    On Thursday, Lufthansa made a flight from Frankfurt to Tehran turn back as a precaution. The company justified its decision on the basis of the latest safety assessment of the airspace in the vicinity of the Iranian capital’s airport.

    The Brussels Times