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Iran Gets an Unlikely Visitor, an American Plane, but No One Seems to Know Why
NY Times ^ | April 17, 2014 |  MICHAEL CORKERY, JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG and THOMAS ERDBRINK

Posted on 04/19/2014 2:07:05 AM PDT by opentalk

President Obama has warned that Iran is not open for business, even as the United States has loosened some of its punishing economic sanctions as part of an interim nuclear pact.

Yet on Tuesday morning, Iran had an unlikely visitor: a plane, owned by the Bank of Utah, a community bank in Ogden that has 13 branches throughout the state. Bearing a small American flag on its tail, the aircraft was parked in a highly visible section of Mehrabad Airport in Tehran

But from there, the story surrounding the plane, and why it was in Iran — where all but a few United States and European business activities are prohibited — grows more mysterious

(Excerpt) Read more at mobile.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: brettking; davos; ghana; iran; marziyehafkham; utah

1 posted on 04/19/2014 2:07:06 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

I believe all sanctions were removed for 6 months. Obama’s brainstorm.


2 posted on 04/19/2014 2:16:02 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: opentalk

Can’t decide which is scarier: The idea that this plane is there on a mission for the this administration or that it isn’t and the administration knows nothing about it..


3 posted on 04/19/2014 2:17:08 AM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: ArtDodger

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/19/world/middleeast/paper-shows-us-flagged-plane-in-iran-has-ties-to-ghana.html


4 posted on 04/19/2014 2:18:18 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: ArtDodger
More from article

...The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, the federal government’s primary enforcer of sanctions against Iran, declined to comment on the plane’s presence there. Under United States law, any American aircraft would usually need prior approval from the department to go to Iran without violating a complicated patchwork of rules governing trade

5 posted on 04/19/2014 2:30:01 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Oh -— AMERICAN plane.

Thought this was an MH370 thread.


6 posted on 04/19/2014 2:35:03 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Sacajaweau

Also this article: “Mystery Solved?” http://backchannel.al-monitor.com/index.php/2014/04/8179/mystery-solved-us-registered-plane-seen-in-tehran-was-used-by-ghana-officials/


7 posted on 04/19/2014 2:35:33 AM PDT by Drago
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To: Sacajaweau

The state department hands out waivers like candy to cronies.


8 posted on 04/19/2014 3:43:37 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: opentalk

John Huntsman’ s plane. He is a diplomat after all.


9 posted on 04/19/2014 3:54:37 AM PDT by lucky american (Progressives are attacking our rights and y'all will sit there and take it.)
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To: opentalk

Real estate agents and mortgage brokers out looking for Zero’s retirement villa?


10 posted on 04/19/2014 3:55:36 AM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: lucky american
Nah....it's easy to figure out

Utah=Mormons=Romney

11 posted on 04/19/2014 4:03:45 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: opentalk

Let’ see, Utah NSA sever farm, hop skip and a jump to Los Alamos to pick up a nuclear trigger, off to Iran. Sorry, forgot my tin foil this morning.


12 posted on 04/19/2014 4:23:24 AM PDT by VTenigma (The Democratic party is the party of the mathematically challenged)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
What the hell is this American plane owned by the Bank of Utah doing in IRAN?
13 posted on 04/19/2014 4:56:22 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: opentalk

Perhaps Valerie Jarrett is visiting her family.


14 posted on 04/19/2014 5:23:36 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: opentalk

I’m thinking they are there for recreational, and not business, purposes.


15 posted on 04/19/2014 5:25:09 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: opentalk
The Bank of Utah....Sandy Springs,Fork Bend,Tehran
16 posted on 04/19/2014 5:43:54 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: opentalk

The Hilderbeast moving some of those billions around that she stole


17 posted on 04/19/2014 5:58:42 AM PDT by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: FES0844
Private jets are the workhorse travel fleet for politicians.

Why do you think US corporations maintain fleets of exec jets? Old Dominion, Family Dollar, US Healthcare, AFLAC, Phillip Morris, etc.....cater to the friends and family of politicians.

The valjar comment was most likely correct. Her or her family.

18 posted on 04/19/2014 6:19:52 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: opentalk

Has anybody asked the Bank of Utah?


19 posted on 04/19/2014 9:36:54 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: PoloSec
yes, from article sounds like a way to keep records private

The Bank of Utah is listed as a trustee for 1,169 aircraft, ranging from Boeing 747s to single-engine Cessnas.... The Bank of Utah acts as a trustee for more planes than just about any other bank ... the bank had no “operational control” or “financial exposure” to any of the planes...not allowed to disclose the identity of the plane’s investors.

20 posted on 04/19/2014 9:55:44 AM PDT by opentalk
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