Boeing cites Iran in tanker fight

Literature being distributed on Capitol Hill by Boeing accused EADS of having courted Iran and should not be allowed to win the KC-X contest.

Boeing cited an EADS effort to market one of its helicopters at an Iranian air show in 2005.

“The parent company of EADS continues to do business with countries that are not friends to the United States,” said Timothy Keating, Boeing’s vice president of government operations. “In terms of national-security concerns, we better ensure there are strict firewalls between EADS North America and EADS of Europe.”

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