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Pompeo Demands Countries Block Airspace To Iran’s ‘Terrorist Airline’ After Venezuela Deliveries

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Originally appeared at ZeroHedge

The US is going on the offensive once again against Venezuela, this time attempting to break up growing Iranian cooperation and assistance to Caracas. The two so-called ‘rogue states’ recently targeted for US-imposed regime change are helping each other fight coronavirus as well as Washington-led sanctions. Specifically Tehran has ramped up cargo deliveries related getting Venezuela’s derelict oil refineries fully operational.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in new statements has called on international allies to block airspace specifically for Iran’s Mahan Air, currently under US sanctions, and which has in recent days delivered cargoes of “unknown support” to the Venezuelan government, according to Pompeo’s words.

Pompeo Demands Countries Block Airspace To Iran's 'Terrorist Airline' After Venezuela Deliveries

Last year Mahan Air officially announced direct flights to Venezuela. Image via AFP

Late last week it was revealed Venezuela received a huge boost in the form of oil refinery materials and chemicals to fix the catalytic cracking unit at the 310,000 barrels-per-day Cardon refinery, essential to the nation’s gas production.

Repair of the refinery is considered essential to domestic gasoline consumption, the shortage of which has recently driven unrest amid general food and fuel shortages, especially in the rural area.

Mahan Air is considered to have close ties to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), and its deliveries to Caracas are expected to continue.

“This is the same terrorist airline that Iran used to move weapons and fighters around the Middle East,” Pompeo asserted in his Wednesday remarks.

Pompeo demanded the flights “must stop” and called on all countries to halt sanctioned aircraft from flying through their airspace, and to further refuse access to their airports.

Mahan Air first came under sanctions in 2011 as Washington alleged it provided financial and non-financial support to the IRGC.

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Xoli Xoli

Pompeo should apologize to Trump and USA citizens for going behind trump and order release of CCP coronavirus of China.

JIMI JAMES

Even if for example he didn’t,well these desperate cias sure know who and it ain’t the more succesfull cultureds thats for sure,why would china hit on any when their real economy absolutely dwarfed the self elect retardastan debt mongers of this centurys,and to think all along ccp never stole any usa factory,but rather the inept/pro incest-lgbtq nocando pseudo scammers where the ones who introduced all these nwo/aspired redtape protocols that makes it virtually impossible for americans to survive in the logical world,opting for the nazi/nwo free tax llegislative abroad which only acccumulated to eternal debts for the sake of the phaedo$!

Don’t work like that hk no,here on in all overseas corporations to pay taxes or else,fk0ff nazi$!

Xoli Xoli

Brother Google The eyes of Darkness Wuhan-400.CCP,WHO and USA secret agents have plan this.Rotchild and Bill Gates are financing.

JIMI JAMES

To date venezuala had only 10 losses due to corona epidemic and these nazi wankers assume they care more about human beings than the more prudent democratic elected peoples party?
This is what I mean,and still the facists don’t get it! By the way megadeath cia punzis,what make you assume Australian will try to frame it on their most significant trade parter this century? day who gimp?

verner

but the morons in wahngton dc would like to see many many more dead venezuelans from the covid-19 pandemic and as always, fatso pompeo is in the first line of evil – just wonder if he’s worse than say heinrich himmler or heydrich or possibly as bad and evil as netanyaho. hard to say.

still think a crowdfunded attempt to put together a bounty on his head is the best way forward towards peace. say 10 million bucks for his head and half of that for his family. crowdfunded since apparently there are no middle eastern potentates willing to part from the money.

cowdisley

Pompeo has tested positive for being a poisonous Christian toad.

vivekananda

in venezuela died thousands of people.

tom

I certainly hope that Mahan Air can thread its way to Venezuela despite the worst that the Washington mob can do. There must be enough friendly – or at least honestly neutral – countries. I don’t know what range the Iranian aircraft have, and how often they need to refuel. But to start with, they can fly over Iraq and Syria, then over the Mediterranean and Atlantic… Perhaps Morocco is prepared to offer them landing and refuelling?

Concrete Mike

MOUT AL POMPEO!!!

Garga

Didn’t a US ship board Venezuelan fishing boats a couple of days ago, injuring some fishermen? The US military and navy under Trump is reduced to a mercenary army and a privateer fleet, nothing more.
Since Karma is a b!tch, at least one of their ships which was sent to harass Venezuela was hit by Corona virus. Let’s hope they don’t transfer the disease to Venezuelans.

It would help immensely when Iranian and Venezuelan engineers finish their work and restart production in refineries. Iran recently delivered some oil to Syria as well and more is on the way to address the local need for fuel, which will be produced locally thanks to the repair and maintenance of Syrian refineries. Let’s see if the US under Orange moron has the balls to stop our ships and tankers. They certainly bark, but can they bite? hoo-boy! The suspense!

Tehran-Caracas flight by Mahan Air is done using an Airbus A340 and is a direct flight. The direct path between the two countries is passing over half a dozen of countries (Turkey, Bulgaria, some former Yugoslavian republics, Italy, Spain and Portugal), are all of them NATO? Interesting! :D

Jens Holm

The USA navy has 355 vessels.

Lone Ranger

Nazis also also had a lot of gear…
Didn’t help them…

christianblood
verner

across iraq and syria onto the Med and then it’s straight flying until touch down in Caracas – fatso pompeo can’t do much about that although you can always expect the jews in palestine trying to stop anything Iranian going forward. end the palestinian jews’ harassment of the world – now! end the failed geopolitical experiment called israel and send them packing or put them 6 feet under!

cechas vodobenikov

this makes sense…”the men amerikans most admire tell them the most extravagant lies—the men they most despise try to tell them the truth”. HL Menkhen

Jens Holm

Iran cant make them operationel at all.

Séamus Ó Néill

Gobblygook as usual….inane nonsense !

Peter Bozich

Pompeo reminds me of Yoda from star wars. The man is incompetent and a liar.

Jens Holm

Maybe You should see “The Wedding date” by Youtube.

Lone Ranger

“We lied, we stole, we cheated”
Mike “dirtbag” Pimpeo -2018

christianblood
Hamilton's Own

A disgrace to West Point.

Peter Jennings

Pompeos is just a barking dog protecting its broken down factory. Nobody seriously listens or takes notice, as the factory is derelict anyway.

The countries of europe and others across the globe are preparing to do business with whomever they like, including Iran and Venezuela. They are also moving away from the idea that all who do not take their orders from washingtub are terrorists.

If these deliveries help the people of Venezuela then the flights made by Mahan Air can be considered humanitarian aid. So pull your neck in Pompeos and get back in your hole.

igybundy

The fat lard still keeps on terrorising the entire world with his gastrointestinal difficulties. You never know when to put on the mask as it could come any second. SO be safe.. Always wear a mask when lardass is around.

Assad must stay

I am beyond sick and tired of this pompeo

John

If Pompeo is screaming, it’s because it hurts.

verner

fat as he is, I look forward to the day the asshole falls down from a heart attack, unless someone before then has taken him out to collect the crowd funded bounty of say 10m bucks. that would be the day.

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