U.S. Grants Airbus License to Sell 106 Planes to Iran

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The United States said on Tuesday it had issued a second license to France’s Airbus to sell commercial planes to Iran Air, bringing Iran’s flag carrier a step closer to receiving new Western jets under last year’s deal to ease sanctions.

Obama Admin Covering Up Key Iran Deal Details in Final Days

Secretary of State John Kerry talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Vienna

Senior Obama administration officials in their final days in office are seeking to cover-up from Congress key details of the Iran nuclear deal, according to documents and sources who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon about continued efforts by the White House to block formal investigations into secret diplomacy with Tehran that resulted in a $1.7 billion cash payment by the United States.

Incoming CIA Director Has Reputation for Confronting Iran

Mike Pompeo

President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Rep. Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.) to serve as the next CIA director is garnering early praise from senior congressional insiders and foreign policy experts, who told the Washington Free Beacon on Friday that the lawmaker has won plaudits for taking a tough line on Iranian intransigence and investigating the Obama administration’s secret negotiations with Tehran.

House Lawmakers to Nix Obama Admin-Backed Sale of U.S. Planes to Iran

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

Lawmakers in the House are expected to overwhelmingly pass on Wednesday new legislation that would prohibit the Obama administration from facilitating the sale of U.S. aircraft to Iran, according to senior congressional sources who told the Washington Free Beacon that Iran is likely to use American-made planes to rebuild its aging air force.