During a visit to the Dhi Qar Governorate, Iraqi Transport Minister Kazem Finjan said that Dhi Qar was the venue of the first ever airport, built 5,000 years ago by the Sumerians. Speaking at a news conference, Minister Finjan said that the Sumerian airport was used for space travel and helped the Sumerians discover the planet Nibiru. The remarks, which were made on September 30, were broadcast on Nasiriya TV, and a shorter segment was aired by NRT TV.
Kazem Finjan: "Perhaps many of the people of the Dhi Qar Governorate do not know that the first airport to be built on planet Earth, 5,000 years ago, before the Christian era, was built here, in Dhi Qar. If you do not believe me, read the book of the great historian Zecharia Sitchin, who was an expert on Sumerian studies, read the books of Samuel Kramer, or the book written by H.G. Wells (sic) about this: History Begins from Sumer. He talked about the first airport built on the planet, which was in this place.
"This is the safest place for airplanes to land and take off, because some meteorological factors that limit an airplane's maneuvering ability do not exist in the Dhi Qar airport. Not only above the airport - the skies all over Dhi Qar are safe for planes, because there are no negative meteorological influences here. The atmosphere throughout Dhi Qar is positive. When the Sumerians settled here, they knew full well that the atmosphere here was suitable for flying to outer space. It was from here that the Sumerian spaceships took off towards the other planets. The Sumerians were the first to discover the 12th planet, which was acknowledged a few days ago by NASA, and named Nibiru, and which completes its orbit around the sun every 3,600 years."