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16th October 2017 - Quoted by Peter Buxbaum - Global Trade Magazine

Trump’s Trade Conundrum With Iran

Reuel Marc Gerecht

From an international trade perspective, one issue looms largest in the face of President Donald Trump’s decertification of the Iran nuclear deal last week.

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

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

Toby Dershowitz

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.

23rd August 2017 - Quoted by 4-traders

Peter J Roskam : Roskam Urges Treasury Dept. to Investigate Iran Air Transport of Militants to Syria

U.S. Representatives Peter J. Roskam (R-IL), Andy Barr (R-KY), Lee Zeldin (R-NY), and Dave Reichert (R-WA) wrote to Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin today urging him to swiftly investigate newly published photos of Iranian-backed militants aboard an Iran Air commercial aircraft, and...

22nd August 2017 - The Hill

Trump’s Iran problem takes to the skies with Iran Air

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Iran Air planes have been used to transport extremist militants to and from Syria. The US cannot allow the Islamic Republic's airline to buy more planes from Boeing and Airbus with this going on.

2nd August 2017 - FDD Policy Brief

Iran Ramps Up Purchases of Commercial Aircraft from U.S. and Europe

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Last June, a trio of Iranian airlines announced plans to purchase a total of 83 new planes from Airbus and Boeing. Iran Air Tours is ordering 45 planes from Airbus and Zagros Airlines is ordering 28 more. Qeshm Airlines, which is owned by Tehran’s Ministry of Oil, revealed it would...

21st July 2017 - Quoted by Iran Focus

Why Trump Must Stop Boeing- Iran Deal

John Hannah, Saeed Ghasseminejad

John Hannah and Saeed Ghasseminejad wrote an op-ed for Foreign Policy on why Donald Trump should kill the Boeing Deal if he really wanted to stop the Iranian Regime from posing a threat to US national security.

21st July 2017 - The Weekly Standard

The Iranian Express

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Tehran is using its airlines to transport fighters to Syria. It shouldn't be buying more planes from Airbus and Boeing.

18th July 2017 - Quoted by Jenna Lifhits - The Weekly Standard

Congress Pressures Trump Administration to Watch for Iranian Aircraft Used for Terror Support

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Congress is ratcheting up pressure on the Trump administration to keep a watchful eye on Tehran, after the House approved an amendment last week requiring the president to inform lawmakers regularly of any efforts by Iran to ferry weapons and fighters using its commercial planes. The...

18th July 2017 - Foreign Policy

If Trump Is Serious About Curbing Iran, He’ll Kill Boeing’s Plan to Sell It Planes

John Hannah, Saeed Ghasseminejad

If the president and his administration are as committed to combating terrorism and Iranian aggression as they’ve suggested, blocking the Boeing and Airbus deals really shouldn’t be too hard of a call.

7th July 2017 - FDD Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet: Boeing’s Iran Deal: Jobs Claim is Murky at Best

Toby Dershowitz, Tyler Stapleton

The Islamic Republic of Iran, designated by the United States government as a state sponsor of terrorism, is complicit in facilitating war crimes perpetrated by the Syrian government.

16th June 2017 - The Hill

Boeing’s Iran deal: Jobs claim is murky at best

Toby Dershowitz, Tyler Stapleton

In December of 2016 Boeing announced that a new sale of 80 aircraft to Iran Air would “support nearly 100,000 U.S. jobs.” Those numbers seem murky at best.

26th May 2017 - Quoted by Jessica Holzer - Foreign Policy

Boeing’s Iran Deal Puts Trump in Tough Spot

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Boeing’s planned multibillion-dollar aircraft sales to Iran are facing a growing backlash from Republicans in Washington, but one key politician has stayed silent: Donald Trump.

27th April 2017 - Quoted by Philip Issa, Zeina Karam - Associated Press

Israeli strikes inside Syria pick up tempo in proxy war

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Syria’s military said Israel struck a military installation southwest of Damascus International Airport before dawn Thursday, setting off a series of explosions and raising tensions further between the two neighbors.

26th April 2017 - The Washington Times

The Boeing and Airbus Iran deals shouldn’t fly

Clifford D. May

Sometimes international law is ambiguous. Sometimes not. When it comes to murdering civilians and using chemical weapons to get the job done, there are no gray areas, no fuzzy lines, no mitigating circumstances. Such practices are clearly and specifically prohibited under what’s called...

25th April 2017 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Emanuele Ottolenghi

FDD senior fellow Emanuele Ottolenghi discusses the Boeing-Aseman deal, and the implications of Hossein Alaei's connection to the IRGC.

24th April 2017 - RealClearDefense

CEO of Iranian Airline to Buy Boeing Jets Has Ties to IRGC

Emanuele Ottolenghi, Saeed Ghasseminejad

Boeing announced last month it would sell 30 B737 Max aircraft to Aseman Airlines –Iran’s third-largest carrier – in a deal valued at around $3 billion.

17th April 2017 - The Hill

Trump’s Syria strategy must target Assad’s chief protector: Iran

Emanuele Ottolenghi

The strikes ordered on April 6 by President Trump to respond to Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad’s chemical weapons attack helped restore America’s credibility in the region after years of retreat.

12th April 2017 - Quoted by Adam Kredo - The Washington Free Beacon

Boeing Trying to Sell Planes to Leading Official of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps

U.S airline manufacturer Boeing is coming under renewed criticism following disclosures that its latest deal with Iran is being inked with a senior regime official and leading member of the country's Revolutionary Guard Corps, which has sponsored terrorism across the Middle East and is...

7th February 2017 - The Hill

Ukraine needs to enforce US sanctions on Iran

Emanuele Ottolenghi, Boris Zilberman

The Ukrainian State Border Guard seized anti-tank missile components, reportedly the AT-4 Spigot, destined for Iran on Jan. 19. The weapons were concealed in the cargo section of a UM Airlines flight from Kiev to Tehran.

13th January 2017 - FDD Research

Should Boeing and Airbus sell planes to Iran Air?

Emanuele Ottolenghi

In January 2016, Airbus inked a deal to sell 118 planes to Iran Air, the Islamic Republic’s flag carrier, and in June of that year, Boeing announced it had reached a deal for the sale of 100 aircraft as well. In September, the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued initial export licenses...

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