- Boeing announces deal to sell aircraft to Iran Aseman
- The deal was apparently authorized by the U.S. Treasury Department, but Congressional foes fight to block it
- If the deal goes through, further loosening of sanctions could follow
This story begins in July 2015, when the United States and its allies entered into a now-famous nuclear agreement with Iran which, among other things, paved the way for the United States to scale back economic sanctions on Iran – including those relating to commercial aircraft. Executing that deal, in January 2016, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued a new, favorable licensing policy for many transactions relating to the sale of commercial passenger aircraft and related parts and services to Iran.
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