Baku, Azerbaijan, July 10
By Dalga Khatinoglu – Trend:
Any bill which undermines the nuclear deal with Iran would be opposed by Barack Obama Administration, the US Department of State's Persian-language spokesman Alan Eyre told Trend June 9.
The US House of Representatives has passed a measure which blocks US aircraft sales to Iran.
It came after Boeing and Iran reached a deal on aircraft sales worth $25 billion.
“We are aware of Congress's approved bill,” Eyre said. “As we have announced before, any bill which undermines the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (nuclear deal with Iran) would be opposed by US Administration.”
Two amendments approved to an appropriations bill from Representative Peter Roskam would ban sales from Boeing and from European rival Airbus, amid concerns the aircraft could be used for military purposes, the congressman said in a statement July 8, AFP news agency reported.
One amendment would prohibit the Office of Foreign Assets Control from using funds to authorize a license necessary to allow aircraft to be sold to Iran. A second would bar loans from US financial institutions to purchase militarily adaptable aircraft.
The ban would need to be approved by the Senate or any bill that reconciles differences in legislation by the two chambers.
Reacting to the approved bill by Congress, the spokesman of Iran's Foreign Ministry Bahram Gasemi said that Iran considers the US Administration responsible for implementation of nuclear deal.
He called the US government on committing the nuclear deal with Tehran.
Iran and P5+1 (US, UK, France, Russia, China + Germany) reached an agreement on nuclear deal, implemented in January 2016 and eliminated the sanctions on Iran.