U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Calif.), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, questioned witnesses on Iran’s use of commercial aircraft to support terrorism during a Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee hearing entitled “The Implications of U.S. Aircraft Sales to Iran.”
“I’m going to the June 2011 Treasury designation of Iran Air, that it was ‘used by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps and Iran’s Ministry of Defense… to transport military related equipment…Iran Air has shipped military-related equipment on behalf of the IRGC since 2006, and in 2008, Iran Air shipped aircraft-related raw materials to a Ministry of Defense-associated company, including titanium sheets, which have dual-use military applications and can be used in support of advanced weapons programs.’ It further stated that ‘rockets or missiles have been transported via Iran Air passenger aircraft.’ Mr. Dubowitz, from what you know, has Iran Air continued in its process of engagement here in prohibited activities related to Iran’s support for terrorism to include the transport of conventional weapons and ballistic missiles within the last two years?” asked Chairman Royce.
“Chairman Royce, just last month, three Iran Air flights went from the IRGC’s resupply base in Iran to Damascus. That illicit activity continues,” replied Mr. …read more
Source:: U.S. Rep. Ed Royce