(Persia Digest) – The French Airbus company announced last week that the delivery of planes purchased by Iran will be delayed. According to American businessman and current chief operating officer at Airbus, John Leahy, the company will delay the delivery of the planes until Iran has completed its down payments.

The French company also announced that it is deliberating a finance line in its contracts with Iran with the utmost caution. Airbus stressed that the company intends to continue its dealings with Iran Air and other Iranian officials, and will remain committed to its agreement with the country following the 2015 JCPOA nuclear deal.

In response to the above, Iran’s Deputy Minister of Roads and Urban Development has said Iran has the funds to purchase the aircrafts.

Asghar Fakhrieh-Kashan stated that circumstances are continuously changing and decision-makings are based on the circumstances; he stressed: “We will carry on our negotiations, because this is a 10-year contract.”

Fakhrieh-Kashan announced that three new Airbus planes will be delivered to Iran in 2018.

As reported by Persia Digest, of the 100 planes ordered by Iran three have been delivered. Four Airbus 320 and five Airbus 321 were also supposed to have been delivered to Iran in 2017 and 2018 respectively. But, according to Fakhrieh-Kashani, Iran will only take delivery of three aircrafts in 2018.

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