ACLJ Seeks Information on Obama-era Iran Deal on Iran’s Use of Commercial Planes for Jihad

The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) issued Tuesday a number of formal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests – a new round of legal demands to the bureaucracy aimed at bringing those Obama-era flaws and secrets to light.

In a blog post by ACLJ Executive Director Jordan Sekulow, the ACLJ’s demands are clear: ACLJ files FOIA requests to get information on the Obama-era Iran deal and documents on Iran’s use of commercial planes for jihad.

“We are demanding that four key agencies involved with the Iran Deal – the State Department, the Department of the Treasury, the National Security Agency (NSA), and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) – give us the records that will show what they knew about Iran Air’s use of civilian airliners to transport military personnel and equipment. What they knew matters because, in the Iran Deal, they agreed to let Boeing and other plane manufacturers sell airplanes to Iranian airliners like Iran Air.”

In these new FOIA requests, they are demanding all records concerning the connection between the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), OFAC licenses issued to Boeing and Airbus allowing agreements for well over 200 jets, U.S. government knowledge of Iran’s past use or intended or possible future use of Iran Air jets to transport military personnel and/or equipment, and any discussions prior to the JCPOA concerning Iran Air’s use or possible use of jets for those purposes.

In 2013, the Obama Administration doctored video evidence to hide its secret negotiations with Iran’s extremist leader, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, from the American people. Negotiations actually began in 2011.

The Obama State Department, in an attempt to hide its duplicity, ignored the initial Freedom of Information Request (FOIA) to uncover information regarding its intentional video cover up of the Iran Deal. Evidence now surfaces showing the Obama Administration concealed information that Iran—the number one state sponsor of terror—has made it a practice of shipping jihadists on commercial aircraft to Syria in violation of the international laws governing the Iran Nuclear Deal.

Photographic evidence provided to Congress shows Iran using its state run airline, Iran Air, to ferry militants between 2016 and 2017. During this period, the Obama Administration removed sanctions against Iran Air in an apparent attempt to promote multibillion-dollar sales between Iran and aircraft manufacturer Boeing.

Going forward, this means that Iran would have more aircraft available to ferry militants not just to war-torn Syria, but to anywhere in the world.

ACLJ is now preparing to file more targeted FOIA requests to expose the government bureaucrats behind the attempt to dupe the American people. These requests will demand information concerning Obama Administration officials who participated in negotiating the Boeing Air deal with Iran; information concerning Obama Administration officials who participated in decision to lift sanctions against Iran Air and to grant permission to airline manufacturers to sells jets to Iran Air; and all information and documents concerning any U.S. officials’ knowledge of Iran Air transporting jihadi militants.