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Lawyers Pressure Boeing to Reveal Details of Its Deal with Iran Air

Toby Dershowitz
12th October 2017 - Quoted by Jenna Lifhits - The Weekly Standard

Lawyers want Boeing to reveal the secret details of its multibillion dollar deal with Iran Air to an Illinois federal court, a disclosure that hinges on the approval of the Trump administration.

The Chicago-based company’s controversial deal to sell 80 commercial jets to Iran Air is permitted under the 2015 nuclear deal. But Tehran simultaneously owes billions in damages to American victims of terrorism—and lawyers for some of those terror victims are looking to the Boeing deal as a starting point for compensation.

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Toby Dershowitz, senior vice president at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, agreed that Boeing “should be required to operate under full sunlight.”

“Besides it being the law to have all documents related to the [nuclear deal] be disclosed to Congress, there are valuable lessons to be learned following the backroom side deals and ransom demands associated with the nuclear deal,” said Dershowitz. “Chief among them is the importance of full public scrutiny of Boeing’s contracts with Iran Air and other Iranian airlines.”

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