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IRAN - USA
For the first time since the Islamic revolution, Boeing reopens exports to Iran
The U.S. Treasury Department licenses the aircraft manufacturer to sell individual components to Tehran. The national airline still uses aircraft dating to before the rise to power of Khomeini.
Tehran (AsiaNews / Agencies) - Boeing, the giant U.S. aircraft manufacturer, will sell Iran some
components, possibly replacing the damaged and obsolete aircraft parts of the national
airline . This
was announced today a company spokesman, after the U.S. Treasury Department granted
the company a license to export. Boeing
has had no relations with Tehran since the Khomeini revolution in 1979.
gesture is seen as part of the
agreement signed on 24 November 2013, by the U.S., Russia, China,
France, Britain, Germany and Iran, which provides for an easing of sanctions on
Tehran in exchange for a freeze on uranium enrichment and
a greater UN control of the nuclear sites.
national airline Iran Air still uses
planes bought before the crisis of 1979, when Iran held 52 Americans hostage
for 444 days. For
a long time the country has objected to the sanctions relating to the renewal
of its fleet of aircraft, explaining that they only made the aircraft more
the past 25 years there have been more than 200 incidents with Iranian planes,
which has cost the lives of over 2 thousand people.
said that the license covers only the components necessary to secure the
current flight operations with the aircraft sold before the revolution of 1979.
the moment, there is no agreement for the sale of new vehicles, but if the deal
is confirmed it is possible that Iran could ask for hundreds of new aircraft.
23/10/2014 IRAN - USA
For the first time in 35 years Boeing sells aircraft parts to Iran
The company said that the sale was allowed by the American government, and involves “spare parts that are for safety purposes " not new aircraft.
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Tehran, projects nuclear ships in response to US embargo
Iranian President Rouhani wants to develop a nuclear-powered vessel. A response to the decision of the US Congress to extend punitive measures against Tehran. For experts it is not a very credible threat: too expensive without any real strategic benefits.
26/10/2007 IRAN – CHINA
Israeli technology in Tehran’s new military planes
Iran signs a deal with China for the purchase of 24 fighter planes built with Israeli technology. Contract is worth a billion dollars with delivery set for 2008-2010.
18/01/2016 22:09:00 IRAN
Tehran’s optimism stronger than the new sanctions
The US has imposed new sanctions on groups linked to the missile tests. But Obama emphasizes the "historic progress" made by Iran. In Tehran the stock exchange reacted well; the rial has increased its value; economic newspapers all sold out. Fears for the upcoming elections of the Council of Experts and parliament.
Iran's Rouhani wants talks based on "correct and realistic assessment of the situation"
In his first press conference, Iran's new president reaffirms his country's right to pursue a peaceful nuclear programme, calls on the West to end its hostilities. Whilst the White House says it would be a "willing partner" in genuine talks, the US Senate urges tougher sanctions.
VATICAN - USA
Pope to Trump: America’s greatness is measured by its attention to the poor
Pope Francis exalts the "rich spiritual and ethical values that have shaped the history of the American people” and the nation’s “commitment to the advancement of human dignity and freedom worldwide ". Concerns " for the poor, the outcast and those in need who, like Lazarus, stand before our door ". The oath Trump preceded by various prayers of Catholic, Protestant, Jewish Representatives. The slogan "America first" will guide political choices. String criticism of the establishment. China’s caution and the enthusiasm of the president of Taiwan.
CHINA - UNITED STATES
The Trump era begins: The China-US relationship and the risk of war
As the inauguration ceremony of the Trump presidency approaches, the Propaganda Bureau of the Chinese Communist Party has banned all journalists from “unauthorized criticism" of Trump’ words and deeds. According to the great dissident Wei Jingsheng there is a chance that Trump will force China into fair trade deals, possibly leading to political and legal reforms. A trade war is an option.
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