Iran inked a $16.6 billion agreement for 80 Boeing passenger jets on Sunday 11 December, marking the first major business agreement between a U.S. company and the Islamic Republic.
Both Boeing and Iran are keen to seal the deal before the inauguration of Donald Trump, given his skepticism over a recently agreed nuclear accord with Iran.
Iranian officials told reporters Sunday that if Trump or the U.S. Congress disrupted the deal, Iran would seek to recover lost payments.
"Both they (Boeing) and we were willing to reach the conclusion sooner, and fortunately it took place before the new government (in the U.S. takes office)," Farhad Parvaresh, the chief executive of state-owned carrier Iran Air, told reporters Sunday.
"Both sides are committed, and there are scenarios in the contracts for violation of commitments or in case of force majeure to deal with those cases," he said.