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Thanks to Nuke Deal, Iran Makes a Big US Buy

Tehran goes shopping, inks $16.6B deal with Boeing to upgrade crippled commercial fleet

(Newser) - Iran said Sunday it has finalized a $16.8 billion deal with Boeing to purchase 80 passenger planes, reports the AP , a deal made possible by last year's landmark nuclear deal. The state-run IRNA news agency said 50 Boeing 737s and 30 Boeing 777s would be delivered over the... More »

Sanctions Take a Toll on Plane Safety in Iran

With lives at risk, many ask for airline exemption to embargo

(Newser) - Iranian smugglers might be skilled at sneaking Apple gizmos into their heavily embargoed country, but unfortunately Iran's airline industry hasn't had such luck getting the parts it desperately needs, reports the New York Times . After 17 years of US sanctions, Iranian planes are getting so worn and run... More »

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