Italy will ban flights by the Iranian regime’s : An Qods Force Entity Called Mahan, Operating Under the Guise of a Private Company. pic.twitter.com/4MmjYH2sVZ
— NCRI-FAC (@iran_policy) November 6, 2017
In November 2017, the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) published a comprehensive report detailing the role of Mahan Air in the Iranian regime’s interference in the countries of the region, including the transfer of personnel and logistics for the IRGC and proxy militias. The IRGC and particularly its extra-territorial branch the Qods Force use these airlines to transfer IRGC commanders and supplies to those proxies, the NCRI report said.
Among the most significant findings of the report was that Mahan Air Corporation does not merely cooperate with the IRGC and the Qods Force, but is wholly owned and controlled by them.
The NCRI report concluded that the following steps are necessary:
- Denial of access by the mullahs’ regime, the Revolutionary Guards, the Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS), and affiliated companies including Mahan Co. to the global banking system for their role in international terrorism.
- Practical steps to prevent the shipment of weapons and regime forces to these countries, such as a ban on Mahan Airlines and the imposition of comprehensive international sanctions against it and affiliated companies.
- Eviction of the clerical regime from the region and the expulsion of the Guards and mercenaries from Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Lebanon and Afghanistan.
Read the full NCRI report: “Iran: An IRGC Qods Force Entity Called Mahan, Operating Under the Guise of a Private Company”