US asks Argentina to seize plane handed over by Iran to Venezuela

Washington called on the Argentine authorities to arrest the Boeing 747-300M aircraft delivered to Venezuela by an Iranian airline in violation of US export control rules.

According to Washington, the plane, owned by the Iranian company Mahan Air, was under the control of the Venezuelan company Imtrasur, which, in turn, allowed “to be resold between Venezuela, Iran and Russia without the permission of the US government.” “

“Today’s coordinated action is against the illegal transfer of an Iranian aircraft to a Venezuelan airline and the subsequent operation of that aircraft in violation of our rules,” Assistant Secretary of Commerce Matthew Axelrod said in a statement.

Source: “News”

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