By JAYCO Travel and Transportation L.L.C. | February 13, 2018 06:11:07By JAYCOMMUNICATIONS L.P. | Feb 13, 2010 19:08:34By JASON HANSON | Feb 12, 2018 21:22:34The U.S. has canceled its first flight from Tehran to China on Feb. 13 and will skip the rest of the month, the State Department said.
The U, however, will fly to Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, and Singapore, the U.N. mission said.
U.S.-bound travelers are to get a refund of the first $100,000 of the trip, a travel assistance grant, the department said in a statement.
Uzbekistan and Uzbekistan, which is the biggest economy in the Middle East, will also cancel their trips.
The trip is part of the administration’s strategy to combat the rise of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), a group which has attacked the U, its allies and its allies’ interests.
The Obama administration has been trying to bolster its credibility with Iran, the Middle Eastern power which it accused of supporting terrorism.
The U.K. and other Western countries have also accused Iran of backing the terror group.