Since the sanctions were lifted in 2016, major European companies, partly wary of the remaining US sanctions on Iran, have been reluctant to do business with Tehran, which needs to attract over $100 billion in foreign investment to boost its crude output.
Earlier this year, Iran's oil minister, Bijan Namdar Zanganeh, said multinationals including Royal Dutch Shell, France's Total, Italy's ENI, Japan's Inpex and Malaysia's Petronas had submitted proposals to expand the Azadegan oil field near the Iraqi border.
And that threat is far from empty.
Under the deal, Iran permanently altered a heavy water nuclear power plant to prevent it from ever producing plutonium for a bomb. He said companies doing business in Iran would not be able to generate new business but would be able to wrap up existing contracts.
The nuclear deal was negotiated by then-president Barack Obama with Britain, China, France, Germany and Russian Federation to limit Iran's nuclear activities in return for relief from crippling worldwide sanctions coordinated by the Obama administration.
Payment terms do not pose a problem as settlement of Chinese transactions with Iran are limited to telegraphic transfer (TT), cash or euro credit, although some restrictions were introduced in 2017 on the use of letters of credits (LCs) on Iranian transactions. "We'll deal with this at the European Union level with the United States".
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Saudi Arabia and its close allies Abu Dhabi and Kuwait hold nearly all the spare capacity that could respond quickly to a reduction in Iranian exports. But the Trump administration has not defined what "significant." means.
S. investment bank Jefferies said in a note it expects Iranian crude oil exports to start falling in the next few months.
For now corporate bosses are completely in the dark as to whether the sanctions regime will be watered down in this, or any other, way.
Which is why many take a cautious stance. Iran now exports about 2.8 million barrels a day.
The aircraft sales were among the most sought-after contracts for Iran.
Emma Marcegaglia, head of employers association BusinessEurope, said European companies needed "legal clarity" and were counting on the EU and its member states to assist companies.