Nakhjavani complains to ICAO about plane fuel ban
President of Civil Aviation Organization of Iran, Reza Nakhjavani, complained to the International Civil Aviation Organization about fuel sanctions imposed on Iranian flights to several European countries.
He claimed that these restrictions were against the Chicago Convention, and stated that he was currently corresponding with President of the Council of ICAO Roberto Kobeh González to resolve the problem, Fars news agency reported.
The Iranian official pointed out that sanctions imposed on Iranian flights by European allies of the U.S., who were signatories of the Convention on International Civil Aviation, were not proportionate with the UN sanctions slapped on the Islamic Republic.
Nakhjavani said that González had tackled the issue and was taking necessary measures in this regard.
BP and Royal Dutch Shell have stopped refueling Iran's planes to comply with U.S. sanctions targeting its oil-products purchases. The U.S. law is part of broader pressure over the Islamic Republic's nuclear program.
Iran says the fuel ban is illegal under international law.
In an apparent retaliation, some flights of British Midland airline have reportedly been refused refueling at Tehran airport.