A MEA airplane takes off from Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut, Friday, March 28, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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International oil companies operating at Beirut's airport have been warned against fueling airlines that are affected by the recent U.S. sanctions against Iran, Lebanese officials told The Daily Star Friday.A senior airport official said international oil companies were notified after Washington reimposed sanctions on Iran Monday to force Tehran to renegotiate the 2015 nuclear agreement and to end what it called the sponsoring and financing of terrorist activity.The airport's Civil Aviation Authority has not yet been officially notified of the new sanctions and will withhold taking a stance until it is.However, the airport source denied that airport authorities were ordered to refuse requests to refuel all Iranian planes.
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