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Iran plane fuel crisis remains unsolved

Head of Iran Air’s office in Germany says the problem of fuel supply for Iran Air flights from Hamburg to Tehran still remains unresolved.

“The problem of fuel supply for Iran Air flights from Hamburg airport is still unresolved and flights for Sunday and Tuesday to Tehran are still refueled in Frankfurt and Vienna,” Mohammad Reza Rajabi told IRNA on Sunday.

“Finding a substitute for BP to provide Iranian passenger planes with fuel in Hamburg airport will take some time,” Rajabi added.

Meanwhile another official at Iran Air’s office in Germany said, “After BP refused to renew its contract to supply fuel for Iranian planes in Hamburg airport, other companies are not willing to sign such a contract with Iran Air.”

The official held the United States responsible for the companies’ refusal to supply fuel to Iranian passenger jets. “These companies are under the influence of the United States and don’t want to sign any contract with Iran Air in this airport,” he noted.

Following recent unilateral US sanctions against Iran’s banking and energy sectors, BP refused to renew its fuel supply contract with the Iranian air liner in Hamburg airport.

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