US Aviation License Not a Favor

US Aviation License Not a FavorUS Aviation License Not a Favor

A recent US decision to allow international airlines to fly American-made aircraft to Iran has not been a favor but part of its commitments under the nuclear accord and is far from sufficient to address obstacles to Iran’s international trade, a lawmaker said.

“The US Treasury’s [decision] is not considered a favor. This should have happened during the first months after the implementation of JCPOA, but it has been done with delay,” Morteza Saffari Natanzi told ICANA on Monday.

He used an acronym referring to the formal title of the deal, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. It went into force in January to grant Iran sanctions relief in return for time-bound constraints on its nuclear program.

“Issuing such a license was among the steps Washington was committed to take by the action plan,” Saffari said, adding that while it will have positive impacts on Tehran’s relations with other countries, it will not be enough.