EU lobbies to keep Airbus contract with Iran

EU lobbies to keep Airbus contract with Iran
ID : N-2243 Date : 2018/07/05 - 10:21

(Persia Digest) – Airbus has sent a message to Iran indicating that they are seeking to keep their contract for the sale of 100 passenger planes to this country. “Donya-ye Eghtessad” newspaper in Iran has reported that the EU has asked Airbus to announce the number of planes it can deliver to Iran in order to conduct negotiations for the required licenses.

Persia Digest reports that after Trump’s exit from the JCPOA, the US Secretary of the Treasury announced it was canceling licenses for the sale of Boeing and Airbus passenger planes to Iran, saying the US would no longer allow the export of planes and parts to Iran after a 90-day period (6 August 2018).


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Boeing complied immediately; but the French Airbus company refrained from remarks on severing ties with Iran and said the situation required more close evaluation.

It has now been reported that the EU is lobbying in the US to receive licenses for delivering planes to Iran and keep its contract. Sources say that the EU has asked Airbus to announce the number of planes it can deliver to Iran under contract so that the EU can enter negotiations with the US for licenses.

Recently, the ATR CEO has also announced talks with the US for the delivery of four airplanes to Iran which are currently on the assembly line. He has said previously that the delivery had been impacted by US sanctions and ATR was not ready to take any risks in this respect.

Before the US exit from the JCPOA, Airbus delivered three planes out of the 100 ordered by Iran in an official contract. ATR has also delivered eight out of 20 planes ordered by Iran.

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