Ilyumzhinov refused to allow a flight to new York

President of the International chess Federation (FIDE) Kirsan Ilyumzhinov

President of the International chess Federation (FIDE) Kirsan Ilyumzhinov was not allowed to Board the liner American airlines Delta flying on the route Moscow — new York, reports “Interfax”. In the words of Ilyumzhinov, that in his flight he refused, he found out just before boarding.

“The airline staff told me before boarding the plane that I denied entry to the United States, and the airline will refund me the money for the ticket,” — said the head of FIDE.

In November 2015, the U.S. Treasury introduced Ilyumzhinov in the black list Specially Designated Nationals List (SDN), explaining the relationships of the head of FIDE is already under sanctions by the head of the Central Bank of Syria ADIB Mileham. In itself inclusion in the SDN does not entail a ban on entry into the United States. However, citizens of the United States and under the jurisdiction of the United States companies are not allowed to perform with persons from SDN any financial transaction.

Ilyumzhinov told RBC that on August 24, communicated and Finance [USA], and the Commission imposed sanctions against me”. “I specifically informed that I was flying and want an answer to their administrative case, which they sent to send them,” said he.

According to the President of FIDE, tickets flight airline Delta, he ordered a week ago, and eve bought it. I contacted the Manager, who at the Commission on sanctions against Russia and warned that out, told him the flight number, to meet”, — he said RBC. According to him, reporting the impossibility of departure, the airline staff explained that Ilyumzhinov is “not recommended visit to the United States.”

To the question why he had not bought a ticket of a Russian airline, Ilyumzhinov said, “I’m not secretly going there, I advised the Ministry of Finance [US] state Department.”

Ilyumzhinov in December 2015, said that strongly disagree with his inclusion in the black list of the U.S. Treasury and intends to seek from the Department an explanation. In an interview with RBC Ilyumzhinov announced that he intends to sue the US claim for $50 billion for damages.

In anticipation of today are not held travel to the website of the head of FIDE had reported that he intends to personally convey the American officials response to the presentation of a claim. “I am confident that good sense will prevail, and my personal presence in the US will help to sort out this misunderstanding,” said Ilyumzhinov.

The refusal of Delta to allow him on the flight, the head of FIDE, explained the attempts of the American authorities to avoid a “fair trial”.