A District of Columbia Court Tuesday filed a request before Argentine authorities to confiscate the Venezuelan-Iranian Boeing 747-300 freighter aircraft grounded at Buenos Aires' Ezeiza international airport, it was reported.
The Iranian government urged on Monday that Argentina must allow five Iranians who were part of the crew of a Venezuelan plane held in Buenos Aires to leave its territory.
Venezuela's increasingly deeper ties with Iran have resulted in flag carrier Conviasa starting nonstop services to Tehran once a week as of Sunday, it was announced.
Chile's Lower House Tuesday approved the creation of a special committee to investigate the case of the Airbus A-340-600 with Venezuelan registration YV-3533 bearing flag carrier Conviasa's colors which has reportedly landed around 13 times in Santiago this year, probably carrying Iranian passengers with unclear intentions, it was announced.
Venezuela's flag carrier Conviasa has announced it will halt its Caracas-Buenos Aires route at least until September in light of the refueling problems all its aircraft face for belonging to a company blacklisted by the US Treasury.
Argentina's Ambassador to Bolivia Ariel Basteiro Friday said his country would soon authorize the Boliviana de Aviación (BoA) flight from Viru Viru (Santa Cruz de la Sierra) to Buenos Aires carrying the 190 passengers of Venezuela's Conviasa stranded there.
Hundreds of angry passengers were complaining Thursday at Buenos Aires' international Ezeiza airport as the Conviasa flight they were supposed to board to Caracas was not available, after the Airbus 340-600 purchased from Iran's Mahan Air this week landed in Bolivia and flew back to Venezuela.
An Airbus 340-600 which used to belong to Iran's Mahan Air and has been handed over to Venezuela's Conviasa just this week was en route to Buenos Aires' Ezeiza international airport Wednesday when it was diverted to Bolivia.
United States on Friday criminalized transactions with Venezuelan flag carrier Conviasa, saying it wanted to pressure President Nicolas Maduro to cede power. Under the new sanctions, anyone in the United States will be banned from any transactions with Conviasa, which stands for Consorcio Venezolano de Industrias Aeronauticas y Servicios.
A group of Venezuelan migrants has returned home from Peru at the expense of Nicolas Maduro's government. Facing an exodus from Venezuela, Maduro had proclaimed his countrymen “won't be slaves to anyone in the world.”