Trump Administration Granted Extension in Boeing-Iran Air Court Challenge

The Trump administration has successfully appealed to a Chicago federal court to delay a decision on the national security implications of Boeing‘s $17 billion deal to supply Iran Air with 80 passenger jets.

Defending the deal, Boeing argues that making its details public would « interfere with US foreign policy toward Iran by obstructing a key component of the international nuclear deal, » as well as undermining its position in the market.

The campaign against the aircraft deal is led by a US family which has an outstanding $67 million judgment against Iran relating to a terrorist attack which took place in Israel in 2003. The Leibovitch family wants to freeze any assets owned by Iran that might be in Boeing’s possession. 

« We’re trying to get from Boeing information about the actual deal–the deal documents, » Robert J. Tolchin, an attorney for the Leibovitch family, told the Weekly Standard. We have a judgment against Iran, and we are interested in trying to find any which way to enforce that judgment. »

The court had asked the US government to state

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