Head of Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization Alireza Jahangirian says that most of what counts for lack of a flight route between Iran and the US is political, asserting that the technological grounds favor opening one.
The official added "The Civil Aviation Organization will cover the technical side, where grounds are laid to some extent; so right now we are waiting for signs from political leaders so that the flight may become operational.”
He also provided the reporters comments on regular delays in civil flights and said "The major part of the delays has to do with problems arising from the sanctions, which come with effects also on the technical aspects of the airplanes. Right now the country suffers too few airplanes and crowded flights. We have to ask people to tolerate the delays. This is our duty to provide people with decent facilities when there are unexpected delays.”