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Bush Administration Approves Exports to Iran for Country's Airline

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by JamieinNH, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. JamieinNH

    JamieinNH New Member

    Nov 4, 2005
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    WASHINGTON — The Bush administration said it is approving exports to Iran of spare parts and other equipment for the country's national airline, despite the standoff with Tehran over its nuclear program.

    The State Department cited worries about travel safety in explaining the decision, which will allow the export of items used to repair turbine engines on Airbus aircraft operated by Iran Air.

    "We do not want to be in a position of threatening civil aviation," State Department spokesman Sean McCormack told reporters on Wednesday.


    And WHY do we feel the need to help this country at this time? I mean, they are Sooo friendily to us right?!?