Iranian officials are reportedly attempting to secure British passports for their families to exit the country as many violent protests over the death of an Iranian woman in police custody for not wearing a head covering surpassed 40 days.
Top government officials in Iran have been chartering up to “five flights a day” for their families as they seek “British passports” to get them out of the country, Express.co.uk reported on Thursday.
Additionally, the outlet says that sections of Tehran’s main airport have been commandeered by government forces to fast track their families escape from the protest-ridden country.
“It started around two weeks ago,” an Iranian source told the outlet. “The regime changed all security detail at the airport. They were moving civilians (friends and family) from the back entrance of the airport directly to the airplanes for international flights, at least five flights a day.”