(Persia Digest) - ATR Airlines has received permission from the US Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to sell parts and after sales services to Iran.

Iran’s senior negotiator in new aircraft purchase contracts, Asghar Fakhrieh-Kashan, told Shargh newspaper in Tehran: “After the JCPOA agreement, it was decided to purchase 98 Airbus planes, 100 Boeing planes, and 20 ATR planes with an option to buy another 20 ATR planes. With the US withdrawal from the JCPOA and reimposition of sanctions, all companies were forced to stop their contracts with Iran and we were only able to buy 16 planes, including 13 ATR and three Airbus planes.”

He continued: “Nevertheless, ATR was able to receive permit from OFAC a couple of months ago to sell parts and services to Iran.”

Persia Digest (PD) reports that lifting sanctions on Iran’s civil aviation was provided for under the JCPOA. But the US exited the deal on 18 May 2018 and reinstated sanctions.”

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