Congressman Peter Roskam

Representing the 6th District of Illinois

Boeing Should Not Weaponize the Islamic Republic

Jun 17, 2016
Press Release

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Representatives Peter J. Roskam and Jeb Hensarling are asking the Boeing Company important questions to help them determine the national security implications of the company’s rumored deal to sell airplanes to the Islamic Republic of Iran.

As first reported by Fox News, the lawmakers told the Chicago-based company they “strongly oppose the potential sale of militarily-fungible products to terrorism’s central supplier.”

The letter details Iran’s use of commercial aircraft to foment violence and support terror around the world. Reps. Roskam and Hensarling also included a copy of the State Department’s recently released annual report on terrorism, which once again listed Iran as the foremost state sponsor of global terror.

Read the full letter here.

Rep. Roskam is chairman of the House Ways & Means Subcommittee on Oversight. Rep. Hensarling is chairman of House Financial Services Committee.