NOT UNDER A GOOD STAR ! : Regime Delegation to “Geneva II” Stuck at Greek Airport for 4 Hours Because Refuelling Denied
21.1.2014 – Syrian State media reports that the Assad regime’s delegation to the “Geneva II” conference was delayed at Athens International Airport for four hours when it was prevented from refueling. Olympic Air said the situation was caused by factors beyond its control. Syrian media said the pilot was informed that he could not refuel because of European sanctions. The head of the Syrian delegation, Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem reportedly had to cancel a meeting with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.