On an Emtrasur company plane, with Venezuelan and Iranian crew members, which was immobilized in Ezeiza.

The cause for Venezuelan-Iranian plane continues its course, and this time, Prosecutor Cecilia Incardona requested that the investigation of the pilot be expanded of the aircraft stranded in Ezeiza of the Emtrasur company, Gholamreza Ghasemi, which could link him to potential acts of terrorism.

On an Emtrasur company plane, with Venezuelan and Iranian crew members, which was immobilized in Ezeiza.

In this way, Incardona expanded the requirement after the report sent by the FBI. At the same time, Judge Federico Villena, who is handling the case, has already ordered more than 60 test measures, while the 14 Venezuelans and the five Iranians remain in the country.

“With the progress of the investigative tasks carried here forward, arose several traces that impose the need to continue the investigation regarding Ghasemi Gholamrezaof all the crew that depended on him, of the aircraft and its cargo, in accordance with the obligations of the Argentine State to prevent and punish acts of terrorism”raises the opinion of the prosecutor Incardona.

And at the same time, he continues: “Such irregular circumstances lead to investigate whether the true objective of the aircraft’s arrival in our country was exclusively to transport auto parts merchandise, or if it was based on reasons other than those alleged and constitutes, eventually, an act of preparation to provide goods or money that could be used for a terrorist activity, its financing or organization.”

What does the FBI report say?

The report sent by the United States government agency to Argentina raises the confirmation of the direct link of the pilot Gholamreza Ghasemi, with the Quds Forcesa division of the Iranian Revolutionary Force, which is dedicated to intelligence operations and international terrorism.

It should be noted that last Monday, the prosecutor Cecilia Incardona had already promoted the investigation, but by that date there was still no more decisive evidence against the crew.

However, the prosecutor herself played down the importance of the FBI report, but she did emphasize the confirmation of the link Gholamreza Ghasemi as CEO of the airline Qeshm Fars Air, which makes permanent trips between Tehran, the Iranian capital, and Syria.

In turn, he detailed: “Mahan Air is considered a company that collaborates with terrorist organizations of its flag country, and Gholamreza Ghasemi is CEO and pilot of Oeshm Fars Air linked to Mahan Air, who today continues to command the aforementioned plane.”

An FBI report revealed links between one of the Iranian plane's pilots and terrorist groups.

Gholamreza Ghasemi, according to the FBI report, would have links with Iranian terrorist groups.

And he continued: “Even with the exception of the scope of the FBI report already indicated, it follows that Mahan Air was sanctioned in October 2011 by OFAC (EO 13224) for providing financial, material or technological support for the IRGC-QF and for transporting weapons and personnel for Hezbollah. This sanction is not technically intelligence information, but rather it is perfectly corroborable data.”

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