For several years, we have been explaining that Obama’s boosting of Iran is not a bug. It’s a feature, something that is part of his payback mission for imperialistic Amerika.
Last week, Speaker Paul Ryan, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce wrote to the Obama Regime asking the One and his minions to refrain from allowing the sale of more aircraft to Iran. The response from Obama was not surprising: screw you!
The U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control on Monday issued the license for the sale of 106 planes to Iran Air, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday, on condition of anonymity. An Airbus spokesman confirmed that the company had received the OFAC license, but declined to confirm the exact number of planes approved.
Although Airbus is based in France, it must have U.S. approval to sell planes to Iran because at least 10 percent of the aircraft’s components are American-made. Tehran provisionally ordered more than 100 jets each from Airbus and Boeing this year.
Before the license was issued on Monday, Airbus had U.S. permission for the sale of 17 jets to Iran.
Members of Trump’s transition team did not respond to a request for comment on the license.
Opponents of the nuclear deal argue that passenger aircraft could be used for military purposes, such as transporting fighters to battle U.S. troops or allies in Syria, something Iranian officials deny.
In a letter to the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday, Israeli U.N. Ambassador Danny Danon accused Iran of using commercial airline flights to ship weapons to Lebanese Shi’ite Muslim group Hezbollah.
Oh, but it’s not like you should be concerned, because the Obama Regime assures us that they are making sure that nothing bad could happen.
The U.S. Treasury says that the licenses it issues contain strict conditions to require planes be used solely for commercial passenger use, and not be sold or transferred to a sanctioned person or group.
OK then. Nothing to see here.
The incoming Trump administration has not commented on this deal specifically, although during the campaign Donald Trump called the Iran Nuclear Deal one of the worst in history, so the hope is that this deal will be undone; however, as many of us predicted when Obama started playing footsie with Iran, now that a lot of businesses in Europe and the U.S. have started seeing the profit potential of doing business with the number one sponsor of worldwide terrorism, there will be some push back on efforts to undo this deal, as the Reuters story notes.
Like you, I am not the least bit surprised by this turn of events. As I have said repeatedly, building up Iran was always a part of Obama’s plan. The Iran deal was the subject of the infamous admission by the Regime’s paid liar, the novelist/national security expert, Ben Rhodes, that he played media idiots, most of whom are emblematic of their millennial colleagues in that they know nothing. That doesn’t mean that I am any less disgusted by it than any of you.