Iran eyes Boeing plane purchases as sanctions end


Iran is considering buying planes from Boeing as it moves to upgrade its fleet following the removal of UN sanctions.


Iran’s deputy transport minister Asghar Fakhrieh Kashan told Reuters that Iran is interested in buying 100 aircraft.


UN sanctions were lifted a week ago, allowing Airbus to negotiate a deal to sell 114 aircraft to Iran.


US trade sanctions on Iran remain in place, but Boeing could apply for a special waiver to sell jets to the nation.


However, last week Boeing said there are “many steps” before it decides to sell aircraft to Iran.


The Airbus deal will have an official signing when Iranian President Hassan Rouhani visits Paris on Wednesday, according to Iranian media.


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