EU airports fuel up Iranian aircraft as sanctions lifted
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 24
By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:
Several European airports including Paris, Cologne, Amsterdam and London as well as Frankfurt have lifted restrictions on fueling Iranian passenger aircraft, the website Iranian Civil Aviation Company reported.
According to the Iranian Civil Aviation Company, the decision appeared following the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA / nuclear deal) on Jan. 16.
The aviation company added that previously Iranian aircraft departing from the European airports had to receive fuel in a third country as the European airports refused to fuel them up within the international sanctions imposed on Tehran over its nuclear program.
The European airports as well as several Kuwait and the UAE have stopped fueling Iranian aircraft since 2010 due to economic sanctions that the West had imposed on Iran on allegations of suspicious nuclear activities.
As the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is put into practice, Iranian airplanes are now freed from a restriction to receive fuel in international air ports and Paris's Orly Airport was the first to fuel up an Iranian air craft on January 20.
In a joint statement on Jan. 16, the EU's High Representative Federica Mogherini and Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif announced the implementation of the JCPOA and the removal of economic sanctions on Iran.
According to the statement, EU has confirmed that legal framework, providing for lifting of its nuclear-related economic and financial sanctions, is effective.