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State Dept. denies Obama "final push' in Iran Airbus deal

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 00:56

The U.S. State Department says the granting of a license to Airbus for Iran plane sales is ''not a final push'' by the Obama administration, but part of Washington's obligations under the Iran nuclear deal, which President-elect Donald Trump has ridiculed in the past. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) A U.S. license issued this week for Airbus to sell planes to Iran's flagship carrier is not part of a "final push" by the Obama administration and is part of U.S. obligations under the Iran nuclear deal, the State Department spokesman said on Tuesday. "It's very much in keeping with our commitment to meeting our obligations under the JCPOA," said State Department spokesman John Kirby, using an acronym for the nuclear deal. "There's no final push." The U.S. Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control issued the license on Monday, a source familiar with the matter said on condition of anonymity.

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State Dept. denies Obama "final push' in Iran Airbus deal

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 00:56