President Barack Obama has authorized a Saudi project to supply aerospace systems to the country of Syria in what that country is now seeing as the suspension of U.S. sanctions.
Government officials have announced that the President has already directed the Commerce Department to approve the exportation of U.S. components to Syria's fleet of Boeing 747 aircraft. A defense contractor for the Saudi Arabian Government would supply and install the components in the aging Syrian aircrafts.
Although the Commerce Department is denying any such approval from the White House, the Boeing Corporation has already acknowledged that Commerce approved an export license for Syria on February 2nd.
The approval of the Commerce Department has marked an end from the nearly five years of United States sanctions against the country of Syria during the Bush Administration.
On December 12, 2003, President George W. Bush had signed the Syria Accountability Act which in short denied everything to the country of Syria with the exception of food and humanitarian aid. Since Syria in the past has used passenger jets to ferry weapons from Iran to Hezbollah in Lebanon, all of these things had been denied the Syrian Government.
Syria has reported many several United States measures to improve relations between the two countries since January 20, 2009. On February 15, 2009, the Syrian Ambassador Imad Mastafa had acknowledged $500,000 dollars from the United States Treasury Department had been donated to a Syrian Charity.