Sweden halts Iran Air flights between Stockholm and Tehran

A file photo image of an Iran Air plane taking off. (Shutterstock)

Sweden’s Transport Agency said on Friday it had temporarily halted Iran Air flights between Sweden and Iran after the crash of a Ukrainian airliner near Tehran on Wednesday which killed all 176 people on board.

“The reason is the uncertainty around the accident and the security of civil aviation,” the agency said in a statement.

Sweden’s foreign ministry said on Friday that 7 Swedish citizens and a total of 17 people who lived in the Nordic country died in the crash.

The announcement comes after Lufthansa announced it was suspending flights to Tehran until January 20.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:53 - GMT 06:53