Airbus expects to be bound by the Trump administration’s new prohibitions against selling US aircraft and parts to Iran even if Europe maintains a more business-friendly approach to the Persian Gulf nation, a top executive said. “In this case, they are two opposing forces, but the fact of the matter is we will follow the rules and that means we’re going to follow the sanctions and regulations; it’s as simple as that.” Airbus Americas chairman and CEO  Jeff Knittel.