CJSC Sukhoi Civil Aircraft has submited a request to the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Department of the Treasury in order to get an allowance to deliver Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) twin-engine regional jets to Iran, the Russian media outlet Lenta.RU reported.
According to the report, OFAC is now preparing an answer.
Russia has to get an approvement from the OFAC because the SSJ100 jets are produced with the usage of US components.
In April, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said that there was a “concrete” agreement with Iran for delivering 12 SSJ100 planes.
Novak added that Russia and Iran had been negotiating over purchasing 100 SSJ100 planes for the past 18 months.