Why is the US Government easing a critical sanction on Iran now?

Iran, which is hurtling toward nuclear power status with a government intent on wiping Israel off the map and then taking on “The Great Satan” (us), just received a very helpful gift from the Obama administration, The BBC reports:

The US Treasury has granted plane manufacturer Boeing a licence to export certain spare commercial parts to Iran, a company spokesman says.

Boeing has had no public dealings with Tehran since 1979.

In a statement, the US company said the licence had been granted for the safety of flight.

Having already eased financial sanctions against Tehran, and thereby alleviated the economic deprivation that was undermining support for the mullahs’ regime, now the US is moving on to one of the other major choke holds the US and its allies have had. Iran needs its airlines to function – for both domestic and international travel -- and has been struggling to keep aloft its fleet of civilian aircraft that date from 1979 or earlier. The sanctions directly affect the government elites who must travel. And airline travel has become more dangerous in Iran:

Iran has reportedly argued that sanctions imposed after the hostage ordeal have prevented Tehran from upgrading its plane fleet and reduced the safety of its aircraft.

There have been more than 200 accidents involving Iranian planes in the past 25 years, leading to more than 2,000 deaths, reports say.

Well, behaving as a rogue state arming itself with nuclear weapons it intends to use on us should be hazardous to your health.

Iran’s promises are not very persuasive:

Under the deal brokered in November, Iran agreed to curtail its nuclear activities for six months in exchange for sanctions relief from nations including Britain, China and the US.

Remember the bumper sticker from the 70'? One nuclear bomb can ruin your whole day.

Iran, which is hurtling toward nuclear power status with a government intent on wiping Israel off the map and then taking on “The Great Satan” (us), just received a very helpful gift from the Obama administration, The BBC reports:

The US Treasury has granted plane manufacturer Boeing a licence to export certain spare commercial parts to Iran, a company spokesman says.

Boeing has had no public dealings with Tehran since 1979.

In a statement, the US company said the licence had been granted for the safety of flight.

Having already eased financial sanctions against Tehran, and thereby alleviated the economic deprivation that was undermining support for the mullahs’ regime, now the US is moving on to one of the other major choke holds the US and its allies have had. Iran needs its airlines to function – for both domestic and international travel -- and has been struggling to keep aloft its fleet of civilian aircraft that date from 1979 or earlier. The sanctions directly affect the government elites who must travel. And airline travel has become more dangerous in Iran:

Iran has reportedly argued that sanctions imposed after the hostage ordeal have prevented Tehran from upgrading its plane fleet and reduced the safety of its aircraft.

There have been more than 200 accidents involving Iranian planes in the past 25 years, leading to more than 2,000 deaths, reports say.

Well, behaving as a rogue state arming itself with nuclear weapons it intends to use on us should be hazardous to your health.

Iran’s promises are not very persuasive:

Under the deal brokered in November, Iran agreed to curtail its nuclear activities for six months in exchange for sanctions relief from nations including Britain, China and the US.

Remember the bumper sticker from the 70'? One nuclear bomb can ruin your whole day.

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