An FBI document links the pilot of the Venezuelan-Iranian plane with terrorist companies

The court in charge of the case for the immobilized aircraft in Ezeiza has the report sent by the United States agency

By iProfessional

06/19/2022 – 12:34 p.m.

A document sent by the FBI, in relation to the cause of the immobilized plane at the Ezeiza airport with Iranian and Venezuelan crew members, links the pilot Gholamreza Ghasemi with companies accused of international terrorism.

The dossier was delivered 48 hours ago to the Federal Court of Lomas de Zamora, in charge of the investigation. It indicates that the Iranian pilot was a member of the board of directors of the firm Qeshm Fars Air, another cargo airline that operates under civilian cover as a screen for the Quds Forces and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.

They link the pilot of the hijacked plane in Ezeiza with terrorists.

They link the pilot of the hijacked plane in Ezeiza with terrorists.

The report argues that airline also makes continuous trips between Tehran (Iran) and Syria. That airline was also seized by the US Treasury in 2019.

Federal judge Federico Villena sent the dossier to the prosecutor Cecilia Incardona so that she could take a look at the information provided by the United States agency.

Other investigations on the plane

An intelligence report from Paraguay had revealed Gholamreza Ghasemi’s connections with the Quds Forces, an organization designated as a terrorist organization by the United States.

The document warned: “This entity is connected to designated/sanctioned entities that are assisting the Iranian regime in terrorist activities and WMD (weapons of mass destruction) development.”

An intelligence report accessed by Clarín detailed that the airline “Qeshm Fars Air -in which the pilot reported- is managed by the member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Gholamreza Ghasemi”. The document warned that the Iranian airline represents a “high alert: Entity Affiliated with Designated/Sanctioned/Illicit Entities” and that the stated security risk level is 89%.

Doubts continue about the plane stopped in Ezeiza.

Doubts continue about the plane stopped in Ezeiza.

The head of the National Intelligence Secretariat (SNI) of Paraguay, Esteban Aquino, had announced on Friday that the Iranian captain is part of the paramilitary group of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard. Aquino said: “According to what we know and confirmed by allied agencies, it is that it is a person linked to the Quds. It’s not similar, namesake or anything. There is no doubt. It’s worrying,” he told ABC Cardinal 730 AM radio.

The head of the SNI of Paraguay said that the countries must “decide which side to be on” and that they know that “there are countries that finance and sponsor terrorism.” Prior to Aquino’s statements, Paraguay had warned the countries of the region, including Argentina, about the alleged irregular activities of the plane that was immobilized after landing at the Ezeiza International Airport.

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