DEBKAfile June 15, 2016, 9:35 AM (IDT)
The White House announced Tuesday that it opposes the Congress’s plan to increase the financing for Israel’s missile defense program for 2017 to $455 million. Sources in the US said the two countries are engaged in negotiations regarding the terms of a 10-year Memorandum of Understanding that will determine the aid for the joint program by the US and Israeli defense industries. The pro-Israel lobby AIPAC issued a statement saying it is “deeply disappointed” by the Obama administration’s approach to the security of Israel.
Obama säljer gärna trafikflygplan till Iran.
DEBKAfile June 15, 2016, 9:57 AM (IDT)
State Department Spokesman John Kirby said Tuesday that Iran would be able to acquire US-made commercial aircraft due to its nuclear agreement with Washington, although he did not mention the name of the American company involved. Boeing has already agreed with Iran on most of the technical and trade-related details of the deal, according to Iranian Transportation Minister Abbas Akhoundi. In January, Europe’s Airbus Group signed a $27 billion deal to supply 118 airliners to Iran.