Boeing to continue following US lead with regards to deals with Iran

Boeing to continue following US lead with regards to deals with Iran

Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec.25

By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:

The US Boeing Company will continue following US government’s lead with regards to deals with Iran, Boeing spokesperson told Trend.

"We received a license from the US government in 2016 to complete a sale of 80 airplanes to Iran Air. To date, that is the only sale for which we have authority from the US government to conclude," said the company’s representative.

The spokesperson said Boeing doesn’t discuss potential future transactions with any of its customers around the world.

"We are not going to speculate on whether or how US policy toward Iran may change in the future. What we can tell you is that we have rigorously followed the US government’s lead with regards to all of our interactions with Iran’s commercial airlines and will continue to do so," said the company’s representative.

Earlier, the US House of Representatives passed a bill that would require the Treasury ‎Department to notify Congress about the activities of the Iranian company that purchases the ‎planes, as well as the financing used for the deal and certify that they would not aid Iran's effort ‎to distribute weapons.‎

Meanwhile the US lawmakers emphasize that the legislation does not bar any aircraft sales to ‎Iran, the Iranian side, sees that as a step against the nuclear deal between Tehran and the six ‎world power, namely the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) which came into force ‎last year.‎

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