Tehran, Iran, Jul. 6
By Milad Fashtami - Trend:
Deputy Director of Iran Civil Aviation Organization said that some European airports still refuse to sell jet fuel to Iranian airplanes, which violates the Convention on International Civil Aviation.
Mohammad Khodakarami said that the countries have been refusing to sell jet fuel to Iran since 2010, Iran's IRNA News Agency reported on July 6.
"The mentioned airports didn't make any change in their policy even after the interim deal between Tehran and the P5+1 group of countries," he explained.
According to Khodakarami nine countries including Germany, France, and England currently refuse to sell jet fuel to Iran.
It was reported in July 2010 that some airports in Germany, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, and Britain refuse to sell jet fuel to Iranian airplanes.
Iranian officials rejected the report for a long time.
According to the Financial Times, the airports used to argue that oil products distribution companies were in charge of providing the airplanes with jet fuel, and due to the US-led sanctions they cannot do so.
In October 2010 Iran finally confirmed the reports, and in April 2011 stooped selling jet fuel to European airplanes in Iranian airports in retaliation.
After signing an interim deal between Iran and with the P5+1, some of the sanctions that were imposed on Tehran were lifted, but the ban on gasoline trades with the country still remained in place.
He said that the issue forces Iranian aircraft to make unnecessary stops, and causes mny problems for both the airlines and passengers.