Imam Khomeini International Airport. Tehran. Undated. (Supplied)

August 26, 2021

Afghanistan KAM Air private airline has asked the Islamic Republic to transfer some of its planes to Iran amid chaos and threats in Kabul’s international airport, the spokesman of Iran’s civil aviation agency said Thursday.

Mohammad-Hassan Zibakhsh was quoted by the Iranian Student News Agency (ISNA) as saying that Iran has already issued permission and three planes without passenger have arrived at Iranian airports.

Kam Air was established in 2003 and has become the largest airline in Afghanistan with many domestic flights and international destinations such as India, Turkey, and Persian Gulf countries.

On Wednesday, the United States and other Western countries warned of possible attacks on Kabul airport. These countries, scrambling to get their citizens and former Afghan employees out of the country, have only the Kabul airport as an exit point, but they warned their citizens to stay clear of the airport parameter.

On Thursday, the US and allies urged people to move away from Kabul airport due to the threat of a terror attack by Islamic State (IS) militants, numbering in hundreds in Afghanistan.

Iran International

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