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Boeing Wins $3 Billion Iran Sale in Potential Test for Trump

  • White House dilemma: crack down on Iran or promote U.S. jobs
  • Order is for up to 60 737 Max, with deliveries starting in ’22
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Boeing Co. landed its second jetliner sale to an Iranian airline since the 1970s, a $3 billion deal that sets up a test of the planemaker’s ties with President Donald Trump.

The pact with Iran Aseman Airlines to purchase 30 of Boeing’s 737 Max planes adds to a separate $16.6 billion agreement with Iran Air, which the Chicago-based manufacturer is still finalizing. If completed, the transactions would be the first U.S. aircraft exports to Iran since the Shah era.