FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov announced that he was not allowed on the flight American airlines Delta. Ilyumzhinov was going to fly from Moscow to new York to personally convey your response to the claims of the U.S. Treasury. However, according to “Interfax”, the airline reported that Ilyumzhinov denied entry to the US and offered to return the money for the ticket.
Ilyumzhinov recalled that in the U.S. he was accused of having links with the Syrian leadership. The refusal of entry he described as the reluctance of us officials to honestly understand the situation.