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Boeing gets US licence to sell spare parts to Iran

Published on Apr 5, 2014 5:13 AM

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - Boeing Co, the world's biggest airplane maker, on Friday said it had received a licence from the US Treasury Department to export certain spare parts for commercial aircraft to Iran under a temporary sanctions relief deal that began in January.

A Boeing spokesman said the company received the licence this week and would now contact officials in Iran to determine which parts were needed.

He said the licence covered only components needed to ensure continued safe flight operations of older Boeing planes sold to Iran before the 1979 revolution, and did not allow any discussions about sales of new aircraft to Iran.

"It's very limited," said the spokesman.

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