March 1, 2021 - 17:49 AMT
Official: No update on Armenia-registered Boeing ending up in Iran

The civil aviation authority on Monday, March 1 failed to provide information about an Armenia-registered Boeing 737 which found its way to Iran under unknown circumstances in mid-February.

The Aviation Committee did say, however, that an investigation is underway and that the Armenian authorities are in close contact "with all stakeholders". The agency told PanARMENIAN.Net on Monday that more information will be provided in the near future.

The Foreign Ministry said, meanwhile, that the Armenian side has not received a note of protest from the U.S. Embassy in Yerevan.

Analyst and expert on U.S. foreign policy Suren Sargsyan said earlier that the plane was given or sold to Iran in unknown circumstances: He said it is surprising that the aviation authorities have allowed that to happen, given the international sanctions against Iran. The aircraft was supposed to arrive in Armenia days ago but landed in Tehran instead.