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Title: TURKMENISTAN DENIES OVERFLIGHT FOR SUSPECT IRANIAN

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06ASHGABAT7672006-07-19 11:02:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 SECRET//NOFORN Embassy Ashgabat
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TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 7586
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DEPT FOR ISN, T, EAP, AND SCA (BICKEL) 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 07/19/2016 
TAGS: PARM ETTC PREL IR CH KN KG TX UZ
SUBJECT: TURKMENISTAN DENIES OVERFLIGHT FOR SUSPECT IRANIAN 
FLIGHTS 
 
REF: STATE 117794 
 
Classified By: Charge d'Affaires Jennifer L. Brush, for reasons 1.4 (b) 
 and (d) 
 
(S/NF)  Turkmenistan's Minister of Foreign Affairs Rashit 
Meredov called in Charge at 1500 (local) to inform her 
President Niyazov had immediately ordered the appropriate 
authorities to deny overflight to Iran's Pars Air Flight 
PRA-2331/PRA-2320.  Charge had earlier delivered reftel 
demarche at 1130 (local).  According to Meredov, President 
Niyazov thanked the USG for providing information on the 
flight.  As in the June 2005 case, Meredov requested the USG 
keep Turkmenistan's decision confidential and not/not inform 
other governments of the decision.  In response to Charge's 
question, Meredov said this decision should have no 
consequences for the July 24-25 visit to Turkmenistan of 
Iranian President Ahmadinejad. 
BRUSH