In Violation of Nuclear Deal, Iran Ships Soldiers to Syria on Commercial Flights
August 24, 2017
The new photographic evidence published by a Washington, D.C., think-tank, which they provided to Congress, shows Iran using its flagship commercial carrier, Iran Air, to ferry militants to Syria, who have joined the fight against U.S. forces. The photos have upset congressional leaders, who accuse Iran of violating the nuclear deal, which prohibits it from using commercial air carriers for military purposes.
The letter and the supporting documents sent to the U.S. Secretary of Treasury, Congressmen Peter Roskam (R-IL), Andy Barr (R-KY), Lee Zeldin (R-NY) and Dave Reichert (R-WA) expressed concern and asked the administration to investigate further, and consider imposing new sanctions on Iran.