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Missing Malaysia Airlines plane: Iranian with fake passport my high school friend: Source

Published on Mar 11, 2014 6:11 PM
 

The two passengers holding fake passports aboard the Malaysian flight MH370 were Iranians heading to Europe with the aim of seeking asylum, said the BBC Persian service, quoting a source who met them in Malaysia.

The Malaysian authorities on Monday identified one of them as 19-year-old Iranian Pouria Nour Mohammad Mehrdad, who is believed to be using a stolen Austrian passport. The Interpol identified the second man, also an Iranian, as 29-year-old Delavar Seyed Mohammad Reza, who is thought to be using a stolen Italian passport.

An anonymous Iranian told the Persian service on Monday in a phone interview from Malaysia that he met a friend he knew from high school, believed to be Mr Mehrdad, when the latter arrived in the South-east Asian country. "I met him the first day he arrived in Malaysia... he said he was staying for three to four days but was eventually going to Germany, that his final destination was Frankfurt in Germany. He stayed for almost a week in Malaysia." he said.

"I met him the first day he arrived in Malaysia... he said he was staying for three to four days but was eventually going to Germany, that his final destination was Frankfurt in Germany. He stayed for almost a week in Malaysia." he said.

 
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