Iran to Add U.S.-Made Aircraft to Its War Fleet

A Boeing 747 of Iran's national airline is seen at Mehrabad International Airport in Tehran / AP

The Obama administration is forging a pathway for Iran to purchase American-made airliners that are likely to be converted for use in the Islamic Republic’s military, drawing concerns on Capitol Hill amid a flurry of recent attacks by Iranian-backed forces on U.S. military assets in the Middle East, according to conversations with lawmakers and fleet information obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

Iran Seeking ‘Many Billions of Dollars’ in Ransom to Free U.S. Hostages


Iran is seeking “many billions of dollars” in payments from the United States in exchange for the release of several U.S. hostages still being detained in Iran, according to reports by Iran’s state-controlled press that are reigniting debate over the Obama administration’s decision earlier this year to pay Iran $1.7 billion in cash.