The Wall Street Journal: Iran warns it will seek payments if Trump scuttles Boeing deal

Iranian officials defended their deal to buy dozens of American jets, amid unease about the agreement’s fate under the administration of President-elect Donald Trump.

Last week, Tehran completed a deal to buy 80 jets from Boeing Co. BA, +1.09% , for a list price of $16.6 billion. The agreement represents one of Iran’s biggest post-sanctions, economic spoils.

Boeing Clinches Nearly $17 Billion Iran Deal


Boeing Co. has sealed a deal to sell 80 jetliners to Iran, in the first major agreement between a U.S. company and the Islamic Republic. WSJ’s Lee Hawkins explains. Photo: AP Images

Iranian officials, providing fresh detail about the accord on Sunday, asserted that by signing with Boeing before Trump’s inauguration next month, it had a better chance of withstanding critics in Washington, D.C.

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