Flowers left at Iran’s embassy in Dublin for top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani killed by United States pic.twitter.com/Wy2mehytLy
— Simon Carswell (@SiCarswell) January 10, 2020
US military planes at Shannon Airport; tweets from Irish Times journalist Simon Carswell
Iran’s ambassador to Ireland Masoud Eslami spoke to journalists in Dublin.
Simon Carswell, of The Irish Times, reports:
On the question of whether Shannon could be targeted by Iran in response to US military action against Tehran, Mr Eslami said: “I would rule that out for the time being. This is a very far speculation. We are very far from such a situation.”
Mr Eslami called on the Irish Government to reconsider Shannon Airport being used by American troops transiting through Ireland as they travel between the United States and the country’s military bases in the Middle East.
“In principle, we would ask the authorities to reconsider the use of Shannon Airport to facilitate military action by the US, which has been an issue at the local level, at the national level in Ireland,” the diplomat told reporters at the Iran’s embassy in south Dublin.
Previously: For The Record (August 2014)