Boeing lobbyists link EADS to Iran

Boeing accused its European rival EADS of courting Iran and other countries at odds with American, saying this should be considered when the Obama administration awards a $50bn (£35bn) contract to supply the US Air Force with refuelling aircraft.

Boeing said EADS marketed helicopters at an Iranian air show in 2005. EADS accused Boeing of mounting "a misinformation campaign" to make the competition "about anything other than getting the best tanker".