printable banner

U.S. Department of State - Great Seal

U.S. Department of State

Diplomacy in Action

Iraqi Inspection of Iranian Flights

Taken Question
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
October 5, 2012


Question:  Have the Iraqis requested equipment or other support to help them monitor or search Iranian flights? What has the U.S. response been?

Answer:  The Government of Iraq has not requested any specific equipment from the United States to help monitor or search Iranian flights. Specialized equipment is not necessary to deny overflight permission or require flights transiting a country’s airspace to land for inspection, nor to locate prohibited items during inspection of these aircraft.

PRN: 2012/1600


Do you already have an account on one of these sites? Click the logo to sign in and create your own customized State Department page. Want to learn more? Check out our FAQ!

OpenID is a service that allows you to sign in to many different websites using a single identity. Find out more about OpenID and how to get an OpenID-enabled account.