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 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, 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”.