July 01--TEHRAN, Iran. -- Deputy Director of Iran Civil Aviation Organization Mohammad Khodakarami said that some European airports still refuse to sell jet fuel to Iranian airplanes.
Khodakarami said that the mentioned airports have not made any changes to their policy, the official website of Iran Civil Aviation Organization reported on June 30.
It was reported in July 2010 that some airports in Germany, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, and Britain refuse to sell jet fuel for Iranian airplanes.
According to the Financial Times, the airports used to argue that oil products distribution companies were in charge of providing the airplanes with jet fuel, and due to the US-led sanctions they cannot do so.
In October 2010 Iran finally confirmed the reports, and in April 2011 stoped selling jet fuel to European airplanes in Iranian airports in retaliation.
After signing an interim deal between Iran and with the P5+1 in November 2013, some of the sanctions that were imposed on Tehran were lifted, but the ban on gasoline trades with the country still remained in place.
According to Khodakarami nine countries including Germany, France, and England currently refuse to sell jet fuel to Iran.
He said that the issue forces Iranian aircrafts to make unnecessary stops, and causes many problems for both the airlines and passengers.
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