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Iran Confident About $3 Billion Boeing Deal as U.S. Mulls Sanctions

  • Aseman Airlines signs definitive agreement for 737 Max jets
  • Boeing seeking license from U.S. Treasury to complete deal
A Boeing Co. 737 max.
Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

An Iranian airline that signed a $3 billion contract at list prices with Boeing Co. is confident the deal won’t face a political backlash in Washington, days after the U.S. Senate voted to advance a bill that could bring new sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

Aseman Airlines, a private company whose largest owner is Iran’s National Pension Fund, signed a final purchase agreement with Boeing in Tehran on Saturday for 30 737 Max jets and an option for 30 more, spokesman Amir Reza Mostafavi said in an interview. Boeing will deliver the first jets in 2022.