Skip to comments.Iran Gets an Unlikely Visitor, an American Plane, but No One Seems to Know Why
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
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I believe all sanctions were removed for 6 months. Obama’s brainstorm.
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..
...The Treasury Departments Office of Foreign Assets Control, the federal governments primary enforcer of sanctions against Iran, declined to comment on the planes 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
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/
The state department hands out waivers like candy to cronies.
John Huntsman’ s plane. He is a diplomat after all.
Real estate agents and mortgage brokers out looking for Zero’s retirement villa?
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.
Perhaps Valerie Jarrett is visiting her family.
I’m thinking they are there for recreational, and not business, purposes.
The Hilderbeast moving some of those billions around that she stole
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.
Has anybody asked the Bank of Utah?
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 planes investors.
Ghana politician’s plane... reminds me if this:
From Zerohedge :
As South China Morning Post reports, police were last night making arrangements with a mainland businessman to check whether HK$270 million of gold bullion he bought in Africa was genuine after part of the consignment was swapped with metal bars.
On Wednesday, Zhao Jingjun, 43, opened part of his shipment in front of his buyer in Hong Kong and discovered the gold had been switched for worthless metal.
A senior officer said it would be the citys biggest heist in a decade if it was confirmed that all the gold had been stolen.
An initial inquiry showed Zhao purchased 998kg of gold bars from a company in Ghana in mid-April , police said.
The consignment, in 14 cases, was escorted by his staff and delivered from Ghana on a chartered flight late last month.[may 2014]