Boeing expects U.S. to issue license to sell jets to Iran soon

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Boeing Co said on Wednesday that expected to receive a license to sell jetliners to Iran soon, after Airbus confirmed earlier in the day that it had received licenses for similar sales from the U.S. Treasury Department. [nL8N1BX326]

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"We understand that the U.S. government has issued Airbus a license to sell aircraft to Iran," Chicago-based Boeing said in a statement. "We believe their license application was submitted prior to our similar request and that the government follows a 'first in, first out' policy. We look forward to receiving our license from the government shortly."

(Reporting by Alwyn Scott; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)