US House votes to block aircraft sales to Iran

The lawmakers held a voice vote on Wednesday to adopt two amendments to the government’s 2018 spending bill put forward by Republican Representative Peter Roskam.

The new measures would specifically prevent the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) from clearing licenses to allow aircraft sales while also prohibit the use of funds to authorize the required financial transactions.

Roskam said Washington needed to stop the sales until Iran ends its support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the ongoing fight against terrorist groups that are fighting hi government.

“Western companies ought not be allowed to sell Iranian airliners more aircraft that they can use to fuel Assad’s brutal war,” Roskam said during House floor debate.

Source » presstv

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