In this photo of late Monday May 30, 2011 the new Airbus A340-300 of the German government waits at Berlin"s Tegel airport. Officials say German Chancellor Angela Merkel's flight to India was delayed ... more 
In this photo of late Monday May 30, 2011 the new Airbus A340-300 of the German government waits at Berlin"s Tegel airport. Officials say German Chancellor Angela Merkel's flight to India was delayed for about two hours when Iran's government refused the plane permission to fly over the country. German government spokesman Steffen Seibert said Iran's decision forced Merkel's plane to circle over Turkey for about two hours Tuesday May 31, 2011 en route to her official visit to New Delhi. He called it a violation of normal diplomatic privilege that Merkel had never experienced before. The flight marked Merkel's first official trip aboard her newly revamped government Airbus A340 Konrad Adenauer, Germany's equivalent to America's Air Force One. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By dapd/ Oliver Lang
Tue, May 31, 2011 5:13 AM EDT