September 9, 2015 / 10:42 AM / 4 years ago

Moscow has Greek, Iranian approval for Syria flights - Russian news agencies

MOSCOW, Sept 9 (Reuters) - Greece granted Russia the right to use its airspace for humanitarian flights to Syria on Aug. 31, TASS news agency quoted a Russian embassy official in Athens as saying on Wednesday.

The Russian agency added that the request covered the period from Sept. 1 to Sept. 24.

Separately, Russia’s Interfax news agency quoted a Russian embassy official in Tehran as saying Iran had approved all of Moscow’s requests on flights delivering humanitarian aid to Syria. (Writing by Gabriela Baczynska; Editing by Alexander Winning)

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