A friend shares the following tweet, from the Tehran bureau chief of the New York Times:
Iran state news agency IRNA reports that Boeing wants to send a delegation to sell planes.— Thomas Erdbrink (@ThomasErdbrink) July 14, 2015
What’s going on? Well, in exchange for limits on its nuclear program, the country will see sanctions on all sorts of trade lifted, including, according to Roll Call:
The sale of commercial passenger aircraft and related parts and services to Iran.
Iran crude oil sales, including lifting limitations on the quantities of Iranian crude oil sold and which nations can purchase Iranian crude.
Iranian citizens into the United States for higher education coursework related to careers in nuclear science, nuclear engineering or the energy sector.
Non-U.S. entities that are owned or controlled by a U.S. person to engage in activities with Iran.
The import into the United States of Iranian-origin carpets and foodstuffs, including pistachios and caviar.
That led Steven Dennis, the White House reporter for Roll Call, to tweet the following:
It’ll blow somebody’s mind if Ex-Im Bank is reauthorized and finances Iran’s purchase of Boeing 747’s http://t.co/oCuCpvltFW— Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) July 14, 2015
Indeed it would.