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I'll preface what I'm about to say with reminding everyone that I am 100% behind the full normalization of diplomatic relations between the United States and Iran.
With that said, Iran's "sanctions" are worthless. Sure, they had an agreement to buy 80 airplanes from Boeing, but that's a drop in the bucket of Boeing's bottom line. You also left out the fact that Airbus asked for and received approval from the Obama Treasury Department to sign their deal, which was actually a smaller dollar amount even though it had more planes. (Plane sizes play a pretty big role in how much a plane costs.)
I'll also point out that using oil as a leveraging point is a hell of a lot more difficult now. We get 38.8% of our oil from ourselves and 15.1% of it from Canada. Latin America supplies 19.6%. And the Persian Gulf comes in at 12.9%. The only sources that we get oil from less than the Gulf are Africa and "Other."
Again - I want nothing more than to have our entire country get all of its energy from renewable resources, but we aren't there yet. All I'm pointing out is that the threat of an oil embargo from the Persian Gulf isn't as potentially catastrophic as it was during the Carter years.