A Venezuelan state airline has canceled its flight to Iran and Syria, which began three years ago and drew concerns from U.S. intelligence officials that it was perhaps being used for terrorist activities, Fox News reported on its web site.
"I am sorry, but we are no longer flying to Tehran and I do not know when the flights will resume. It was a flight that left Caracas on Tuesdays, but it no longer does," said Jenny Gil Romero, who handles international departures for Conviasa, the national airline that operates the flight, in a message to Fox News.
The news agency said the message was in response to efforts it made to buy round-trip tickets on the regularly scheduled flight between Caracas, Damascus and Tehran. The flight generally departs every other Tuesday.
Despite being listed as a regular commercial route, intelligence analysts with both the CIA and the nation of Israel said it was impossible to buy a ticket and travel without getting approval from the Venezuelan or Iranian government, Fox News said.
THEY EITHER WANT TO GO UNDER THE RADAR, OR THEY'VE ALREADY SMUGGLED IN WHAT THEY WANTED TO.
FARC AND THE TALIBAN LIKE THE DRUG BUSINESS AS MUCH AS THEY LIKE TERROR.
IN CHAVEZ, THE JIHADO-NARCO-TERRORISTS AND THE LEFTIST-NARCO-TERRORISTS BOTH HAVE AN ALLY, A FACILITATOR.
I DON'T THINK IT IS A COINCIDENCE THAT THE DRUG WARS IN MEXICO HAVE TAKEN ON A VERY AFGHANI LOOK OF LATE.