The Strategist

Airbus, Boeing are frustrated with Trump's Iran decision

05/09/2018 - 08:24

On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump announced that the US is withdrawing from the agreement with Iran on the nuclear program reached by the six international mediators (Russia, the United States, Britain, China, France, Germany) in 2015. In addition, the US president announced restoration of all sanctions, the effect of which was suspended as a result of the deal reached.

Prayitno via flickr
Prayitno via flickr
In this regard, the Airbus concern will study the US decision to withdraw from the agreement with Iran on the nuclear program, and it will take some time, Reuters quotes the company’s spokesman.

"We are carefully analyzing the statement, and we will calculate the follow-up measures in accordance with our domestic policy and in full compliance with the sanctions and export regulations. It will take some time," said Rainer Ohler, the concern’s communications manager.

According to the agency, IranAir ordered 200 passenger aircraft worth 38.3 billion dollars, including 100 aircraft from Airbus, 80 from Boeing and another 20 from ATR. All of these transactions depend on US licenses in connection with the use of US aircraft components.

In December, The Wall Street Journal quoted US officials as saying that the US administration is promoting a strategy that could frustrate Boeing and Airbus plans to sell hundreds of airliners to Iranian airlines.

At the same time, the American concern Boeing Co will hold consultations with the US government on further steps in connection with the decision by US President Donald Trump to withdraw from the nuclear agreement with Iran, Reuters reported citing company spokesman Gordon Johndroe.

"Just like early throughout the process, we will continue to follow leadership of the US government," the agency quotes Johndroe’s words.