France Says ‘Hopeful’ ATR Can Deliver Planes to Iran

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The French minister of economy and finance expressed hope that the ATR aircraft manufacturer will be able to get permission from the US to deliver eight planes to Iran before August 6 despite the sanctions imposed on Tehran.

“I am confident that the United States will give us authorization to deliver these planes,” said Bruno Le Maire, Reuters reported.

Under the shadow of the new US sanctions imposed on Tehran, international plane manufacturers that use at least 10% US made parts in their products have decided to avoid the Iranian market.

US President Donald Trump withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal in May, and Washington now plans to reimpose sanctions on Tehran.

 The first round of US sanctions on Iran goes into effect in August, followed by ones targeting Iran's oil exports in November.

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