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Boroujerdi: US block of aircraft sale to Iran ‘flagrant violation of N-deal’

17 September 2017 14:38

 

 Senior MP Alaeddin Boroujerdi said Sun. that the US House’s vote to block sales of commercial aircraft to Iran is a “flagrant violation” of the nuclear deal.

Head of the Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi was reacting to a recent move by the US House of Representatives in voting in favor of measures that prevent the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) from clearing licenses to allow aircraft sales to Iran while also prohibit the use of funds to authorize the required financial transactions.

Republican Representative Peter Roskam said the measure will remain in place until Iran ends its support to Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Boroujerdi went on to add that the sale of aircraft to Iran has been included in the text and appendixes of the nuclear deal, therefore the US House’s measure clearly violates the JCPOA.

“It may be true that the move is still in its initial stage and requires the approval of US Senate to be finalized, but the measure is wrong from the very first step and needs to be corrected,” stressed Boroujerdi.

The Iranian senior MP maintained that other signatories to the deal as well as the UN Security Council must protest against the US move.

“Iran has always relied on its own to solve sanction-related issues and is not waiting for the US decision, but this issue is our right and there is a legal act for it, therefore the US violation must be responded to with seriousness,” he said.

“I hope the committee observing the implementation of the JCPOA will take an appropriate decision about this issue,” he said.

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