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Italy?s Interior Minister Matteo Salvini threatened on Sunday to shut the country?s airports after media reported that Germany planned to send charter flights of rejected asylum-seekers to Italy.

On Twitter he said

If someone in Berlin or Brussels thinks of dropping dozens of migrants via non-authorized charter flights in Italy, they should know that there is not and there will be no airport available […]

We will close the airports like we closed our ports

This was in reference to?Italy?s decision to ban illegal migrant rescue boats from entering its harbours.