The Risks of the Iran-Boeing Deal

(The Hill) Emanuele Ottolenghi - Boeing is reportedly in line to sell Tehran 100 aircraft. But the deal is fraught with danger. Iran certainly needs new aircraft for legitimate transportation. But Tehran also needs these aircraft to airlift weapons and militias to Syria. Daily flights are providing fresh supplies and recruits to the Syrian army, their Hizbullah proxies and Iran's own Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. There are also financial risks involved in the deal, including the threat of lawsuits from attorneys trying to collect $50 billion of outstanding judgments for victims of Iranian terrorism. The writer is a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

2016-06-22 00:00:00

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