“US Ban on Plane Sales to Iran Runs Counter to JCPOA”

An advisor to Iran’s Leader says the US Congress’ move to block sales of aircraft to Iran is in violation of the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.

Senior Iranian official Ali-Akbar Velayati says Washington’s recent ban on sales of aircraft to Iran is another example of the United States’ breach of promises and runs counter to the Iran nuclear deal.

“[Washington’s] blocking sale of planes to Iran is another reason why we shouldn’t rely on the US and its allies. The Islamic Republic of Iran doesn’t need American aircraft to achieve its objectives.”

“During all the years since the [1979] Islamic Revolution, the West has never been kind to Iranian people, so what they did was not unexpected,” said Velayati, an advisor to Leader of the Islaimc Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.

He once again said that Iran does not need American aircraft, and that it can meet its needs both locally and internationally without needing Washington’s help.

“So, we won’t get worried if they use pressure. We don’t regard such moves as pressure; rather, it’s just the Americans’ illusion, and they will get nowhere,” he said.

“The United States’ move is a violation of the Iran nuclear deal. America’s nouveau riche president or Congress adopt a new measure on Iran every day, which shows we shouldn’t rely on the US, and we don’t need them after all,” Velayati said.

The US House of Representatives has voted in favour of new measures that block sales of commercial aircraft to Iran, ignoring some lawmakers’ warnings that the hostile move would undermine the 2015 nuclear agreement between Tehran and the six world powers.

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