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Qatar Airways Commits to Iran Flights despite US Sanctions

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US sanctions on Iran will not impact Qatar Airways’ flights to the Islamic Republic, the airline’s chief Akbar al-Baker said.

Speaking at a high-profile business conference in Doha, Baker said services to Iran would continue despite a tightening economic squeeze on Iran by Washington.

“Aviation is not a sanctioned industry, Qatar Airways will continue to operate into the cities we are currently operating in Iran,” he said, AFP reported.

“Our flights to Iran will not be affected.”

Qatar Airways’ Iran destinations include Mashhad and Shiraz, while the airline operates daily flights to Tehran, according to its website.

Baker’s comments come as US President Donald Trump’s administration is expected to impose a second round of tough sanctions on Iran next month.

A first tranche of sanctions was introduced by the US in August after it withdrew in May from the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team

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