Of­fi­cial: Vote of US Con­gress will have no ef­fect on Iran deal

Iran Daily - - Domestic Economy -

The re­cent vot­ing of the US Con­gress to block sales of com­mer­cial air­craft to Iran will have no ef­fect on the plane pur­chase deals al­ready signed by Iran and in­ter­na­tional com­pa­nies, head of the Civil Avi­a­tion Or­ga­ni­za­tion of Iran Ali Abedzadeh said on Fri­day.

“All the deals were signed at an in­ter­na­tional level in com­pli­ance with the Joint Com­pre­hen­sive Plan of Ac­tion and ap­proved by the United Na­tions,” Abedzadeh told IRNA.

“Un­doubt­edly all the com­pa­nies will be com­mit­ted to the deals,” he high­lighted.

On Wed­nes­day, the US House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives voted in fa­vor of new mea­sures that would specif­i­cally pre­vent the Of­fice of For­eign As­sets Con­trol (OFAC) from clear­ing li­censes to al­low air­craft sales while also pro­hibit the use of funds to au­tho­rize the re­quired fi­nan­cial trans­ac­tions.

The im­ple­men­ta­tion of the nu­clear deal in Jan­uary 2016 led to the re­moval of sanc­tions against Iran, al­low­ing the coun­try to pur­chase hun­dreds of com­mer­cial air­craft from Air­bus, Boe­ing and a num­ber of other com­pa­nies.

Iran’s flag car­rier, Iran Air, signed a con­tract with Boe­ing to pur­chase 80 air­planes from the Amer­i­can man­u­fac­turer.

The com­pany also fi­nal­ized a deal on the pur­chase of 20 ATR 72-600 from the French-ital­ian air­craft man­u­fac­turer.

Also, Iran’s Ase­man Air­lines sealed a deal with Boe­ing on pur­chas­ing 60 air­crafts.

IRNA

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