For Boeing And Airbus, It's Tehran Or Bust

Boeing Co. and Airbus Industrie are adversaries on a global scale. And nowhere is the rivalry between the preeminent U.S. airplane maker and the European consortium more impassioned than in the Mideast. From Riyadh to Karachi, the two have ardently pursued new business. Now, Boeing and Airbus are jostling for sales to the Islamic Republic of Iran -- a competition that has them on a collision course with the Bush Administration.

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