Argentina: Authorities seek data on Iranian, Venezuelan crew

Source: ABC News

“Police officers on Tuesday searched the hotel where the Venezuelan and Iranian crew of a mysterious plane that remains stuck at Buenos Aires’[s] main international airport have been staying as authorities blocked its exit amid suspicions about its crew and U.S. sanctions against Iran. … The plane has been stuck at Argentina’s largest airport since June 6 as Argentine authorities have seized the passports of the five Iranians who are among the at least 17 crew members who arrived in Argentina aboard the plane. Argentina’s Security Minister, Aníbal Fernández, said that the government received information from foreign intelligence agencies that at least some of the Iranian crew were part of ‘companies related to the Quds Force of the Revolutionary Guard of Iran,’ which has been officially listed as a terrorist organization by the U.S. government since 2007.” (06/14/22)