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Hensarling Statement on Boeing Announcement of New Sales to Iran


Washington, April 4, 2017 -  House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) issued the following statement today in response to news that Boeing has agreed to sell 60 of its jets to an Iranian airline for $6 billion.
“Boeing’s deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran, whose airlifts to the Assad regime have been well documented, was announced on the same day we received reports of a chemical weapons attack killing dozens of Syrian civilians, including at least 11 children. It is appalling that the Obama Administration negotiated aircraft sales to Iran, and we must now ensure that the ayatollahs can’t use U.S. jets to carry out atrocities in the region. U.S. and foreign financial institutions are also on notice: no one will be able to pretend they didn’t understand the risks involved in bankrolling these deals.”

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