Iran, one of the world’s largest state sponsors of terrorism, will have access to European Union airports as part of the nuclear deal concluded with six world powers earlier this week. The text of the deal states that simultaneous with United Nations verification that Iran is implementing its commitments under the agreement, the “EU will terminate all provisions of the EU Regulation” that delineated restrictions on Tehran.
Included is a clause that states “Access to EU airports of Iranian cargo flights: will be granted.” The news comes as Russia’s transport minister, Maxim Sokolov, announced Moscow is negotiating with Iran to supply the rogue nation with Russian Sukhoi Superjet 100 passenger planes. “It is profitable to offer not just the Superjets but also other vehicles and machinery, as it raises certain interest in our Iranian colleagues,” Sokoliv told the RIA Novosti news agency. Iran’s newly opened access to EU airports comes just one month after the U.S. State Department’s annual report on terrorism activity documented that Iran’s “state sponsorship of terrorism worldwide remained undiminished.” MORE