Friday, September 01, 2006

Planes crash often thanks to US sanctions

This has happened so many times before, it's ridiculous. Here's an old article from the BBC (December 2005): Iran air safety hit by sanctions

And as for today's Iranian plane crash:

At least 80 killed in Iran plane fire
Friday 01 September 2006
US sanctions on the Islamic state have prevented it from buying new aircraft or spares from the West, forcing it to supplement its aging fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes with aircraft from the former Soviet Union.

Recent major air disasters in Iran
Friday 01 September 2006
It was only the latest in a long line of air disasters in that country since 1980.

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