57.3 F
Sunday, May 28, 2023
HomeIllinois NewsRoskam asks Boeing 10 questions about alleged plane deal with Iran

Roskam asks Boeing 10 questions about alleged plane deal with Iran




WASHINGTON – This week, Iran announced it has come to an agreement to buy 100 Boeing aircraft, a deal possible only since the Obama Administration lifted sanctions on selling airplane parts to the terrorist-sponsoring government six months ago.

Congress will need to approve the deal before it can take place.

Boeing's corporate is located in Chicago Illinois, where nearby a network of small manufacturing suppliers employ thousands with every aircraft Boeing makes. Boeing employs approximately 160,000 people across the United States and in more than 65 countries.

That volatile environment makes topic of contracting with Iran for 200 or so planes a touchy one for the Chicago region – but Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) took the challenge head on with an array of 10 questions in a letter to Boeing this week. 

"We strongly oppose the potential sale of militarily-fungible products to terrorism' central supplier," the letter said. "American companies should not be complicit in weaponizing the Iranian Regime."

As chairman of the House Ways & Means Subcommittee on Oversight, Roskam wrote the letter with Rep. Jeb Hensarling, chairman of House Financial Services Committee.

The questions Roskam and Hensarling raised were:

Screen Shot 2016-06-17 at 11.21.01 AM

Screen Shot 2016-06-17 at 11.21.25 AM

The letter is viewable HERE. The State Department's report on internatial terrorism is HERE.



- Never miss a story with notifications

- Gain full access to our premium content

- Browse free from up to 5 devices at once

Latest stories


  1. Roskam should also ask if Iran’s specifications for these aircraft include provisions for landing controls.
    The hijackers of the 9/11 planes weren’t concerned about how to land them. Will these Iranian “pilots” be?