Iranian airline says JCPOA made no difference about aviation sanctions

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TEHRAN, May 27 (MNA) – Iranian airline Mahan Air announced on Saturday that JCPOA made no difference in terms of sanctions against the Iranian airlines and the company will move forward even after Trump’s withdrawal from the agreement.

“Mahan Air has always been included in US anti-Iran sanctions even in the post-JCPOA era and the recent announcement of US Department of the Treasury is nothing new for this company,” said Faramarz Sarvi, one of authorities of the airline on Saturday.

After US President Trump unilaterally withdrew from the 2015 nuclear agreement of between Iran and Sextet (made up of France, China, Russia, UK, US, and Germany), the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) levied sanctions on 4 Iranian airlines (Mahan Air and Meraj Air as well as aircraft from Caspian Airlines and Pouya Air) on Thursday.

“The sanctions against Iranian aviation industry has been in place since the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979 and they are not something new for us,” Sarvi added.