Thu, Aug 24, 2006
Boeings For Peace?
You might call this next
item "Boeings for Peace"... or, perhaps, "Dreamliners for
After months of posturing over its reluctance to suspend uranium
enrichment efforts, Iran is now hinting it would be willing to talk
about a deal with the US, Russia and China... a deal aimed at
easing tensions in the Middle East. But Iran wants something in
Diplomats are now going over Iran's counteroffer to a Western
nuclear incentives package ahead of next week's showdown before the
UN Security Council. While Iran hasn't said it's willing to suspend
its nuclear program... many analysts say the Islamic Republic has
cracked open a door to further discussions.
That's where those Boeings come in. One possible incentive for
Iran to cool its jets would be... cool jets, a lifting of the
current ban on sales of Boeing passenger aircraft to Iran.
That would allow Iran to thoroughly modernize its dilapidated
civil aviation fleet. But will that be enough to entice Iran to
give up the bomb?
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