US allows huge deal for sale of civilian airliners to Iran

State Department Spokesman John Kirby said Tuesday that Iran would be able to acquire US-made commercial aircraft due to its nuclear agreement with Washington, although he did not mention the name of the American company involved.  Boeing has already agreed with Iran on most of the technical and trade-related details of the deal, according to Iranian Transportation Minister Abbas Akhoundi. In January, Europe's Airbus Group signed a $27 billion deal to supply 118 airliners to Iran.

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