Blacklisted Iranian Airline Buys Planes

(New York Times) Rick Gladstone - Iranian news media reported Sunday that Mahan Air, blacklisted under U.S. sanctions, has bought nine used Airbus passenger planes that were placed into service last week. Mahan Air was sanctioned in October 2011 by the Treasury Department over the airline's support for Iran's Revolutionary Guards Quds Force and Hizbullah militants. Congressional critics of the nuclear talks contend that Iran cannot be trusted and is already openly flouting the sanctions.

2015-05-12 00:00:00

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