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Iran Threatens to Take Legal Action If US Stops New Mahan Planes

Iran will take legal action if Washington tries to stop newly-acquired Iranian passenger planes flying international routes, the head of the country's aviation authority said on Tuesday. Iran's Mahan Air, blacklisted by Washington, bought eight second-hand Airbus A340s and one Airbus A321 in May in defiance of U.S. sanctions. Iran's semi-official Fars news agency reported last week that the planes would be used on international routes. The U.S. Treasury Department said last...

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