Merkel plane delayed after Iran refuses passage "We have never experienced anything like this before," Mrs Merkel's spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said. He said the incident was "unusual to say the least". German Chancellor Angela Merkel's flight to India has been delayed after Iran's government refused it permission to fly over the country. Mrs Merkel's plane was forced to circle over Turkey for about two hours as a result, the German government said. Germany has summoned the Iranian ambassador to explain the incident. BBC News - Merkel plane delayed after Iran refuses passage Inawezekana kwa nchi zinazoendelea(masikini,ulimwengu wa tatu,dunia ya tatu) zote kuwapiga travel ban hawa viongozi wa West na US? Isiwe One way tu! Wao kila siku vikwazo, vikwazo ..kuzionea nchi changa na viongozi wao!