Monday, June 27, 2016

Hartzler disappointed in Boeing aircraft sale to Iran

(From Fourth District Congresswoman Vicky Hzrtzler)

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.), Chairwoman of the House Armed Services Oversight and Investigation Subcommittee, released the following statement on reports of the Boeing Company’s negotiations to sell aircraft to the Islamic Republic of Iran:

“I am very disappointed that Boeing, a great name in American manufacturing, has decided to conduct negotiations with a known state sponsor of terrorism. It is no secret that Iran supports the likes of Hezbollah, Hamas, the Islamic jihad, and threatens Israel, our ally in the Middle East. And despite President Obama’s nuclear “agreement,” Iran still acts out by conducting ballistic missile tests, launching rockets near U.S. ships, and detaining U.S. Sailors without reason.

While I remain a strong supporter of Boeing's defense contributions to our military readiness, this particular sale is a misguided pursuit and should be reconsidered.”

Boeing announced this week that it has signed a Memorandum of Agreement to sell aircraft to Iran, in what would be one of the Islamic Republic’s biggest deals with a U.S. manufacturer since trade sanctions on Tehran were eased.

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