Thursday, April 13, 2017

Quote of the Day - Suspend aircraft sales to Iran

“We write to you to express our grave concern regarding the sale of U.S.-manufactured aircraft to the Islamic Republic of Iran. Iran, the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, has systematically used commercial aircraft for illicit military purposes, including to transport troops, weapons, and cash to rogue regimes and terrorist groups around the world. The possibility that U.S.-manufactured aircraft could be used as tools of terror is absolutely unacceptable and should not be condoned by the U.S. government.

We urge you to suspend current and future licenses for aircraft sales to commercial Iranian airlines until your administration conducts a comprehensive review of their role in supporting Iran’s illicit activity. The United States should revoke authorizations and re-impose sanctions on Iranian airlines found guilty of such support, and should bar U.S. companies from selling aircraft to Iran until the Iranian regime ceases using commercial airliners for illicit military purposes."

~ U.S. Sen Marco Rubio, R-FL
~ U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill

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