Qatar Airways says US sanctions on Iran will not impact its flights to the Islamic Republic.
The airline’s boss, Akbar al-Baker, says aviation is not a sanctioned industry. He says flights will continue to operate into Iranian cities. The state owned flag carrier of Qatar flies to Mashhad and Shiraz. It also operates daily flights to the capital Tehran. The administration of U-S President Donald Trump has stepped up its attempts to isolate Iran. Trump slapped a series of sanctions on Iran after unilaterally withdrawing the US from the Iran nuclear deal in May. Washington will impose a second round of sanctions on Tehran next month.