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(Worthy News) - Officials from the U.S. airplane manufacturer Boeing, a top U.S. government contractor, are staying silent about the details of a Tuesday announcement by Iranian officials that the Islamic Republic and the aviation firm had reached a “milestone” business deal, according to statements provided to the Washington Free Beacon.
Abbas Akhoundi, Iran’s minister for roads and urban development, announced Tuesday that officials had formally inked a deal with “Boeing over the purchase of new planes that could set a new milestone in the country’s efforts to revamp its aging air fleet,” according to comments in Iran’s state-controlled media.
The news sparked immediate backlash from congressional opponents of the sale, with one leading opponent disclosing to the Free Beacon that lawmakers are poised to take action to stop the deal from going through. [ ... Read More (Source) ]