German police and Lufthansa said that a dead body was found in the undercarriage of a Lutfhansa plane on Thursday. It had arrived at Frankfurt airport from Tehran, Iran.

Frankfurt police said in a statement that on Thursday morning, during a routine maintenance check employees at Frankfurt airport found a male body on a plane that had arrived from the Iranian capital. An oxygen can with a mask was found next to the dead body, they added, reported CNN. According to DW, police did not confirm the origin of the body. They also did not provide any details on the identity of the person.

German airline carrier Lufthansa said in a statement that they could confirm that during the routine check of a Lufthansa Airbus "A340-300 after landing in Frankfurt, a dead body was discovered in the aircraft’s landing gear bay." The statement further read that authorities are on site to "investigate the background together with experts from the company." It added that they cannot provide "any further information against the background of the ongoing investigation."

The direct flight on this route takes five and a half hours, as per the Lufthansa flight schedule. After the discovery of the lifeless body, Friday’s regular flight was canceled.

This comes amid protests in Iran that started following the death of Mahsa Amini, 22. reported that the Kurdish Iranian woman was detained by the Islamic Republic's morality police for "improper attire." She died in police custody on Sept. 16. As the movement for “women, life, freedom” refuses to back down, tens of thousands of protesters gathered at her grave on Wednesday.

On Wednesday, Germany’s Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock announced that Germany will adopt further restrictive measures. It includes imposing entry restrictions on Iranian nationals over the deteriorating human rights situation in the country.

Semi-official news agency Mehr News said that on Thursday morning, Iran’s foreign ministry summoned Germany’s Ambassador to Tehran, Hans-Udo Muzel. They accused Berlin of interfering in the Islamic Republic’s internal affairs.

On Friday, Germany’s Foreign Ministry said that on Thursday, it had summoned the Iranian ambassador in a reciprocal move in Berlin.

Andrea Sasse, Germany’s foreign ministry spokeswoman, told reporters in Berlin that in both cases, talks focused on the "package of measures presented by Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock on Wednesday in which we are adjusting our relationship with Iran in light of the massive violence against its own people."

Sasse added that talks also focused on "German security facilities in Iran and vice versa."

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