Argentina’s Treasury Department, which is well off, is lobbying hard in Washington for a new half-billion-dollar loan from the Inter-American Development Bank.
Argentina’s lousy debt service record, as discussed here last week, is one reason not to hand over the money. A second and perhaps more important reason has to do with a plane flying the Venezuelan flag that has been parked on the tarmac at Ezeiza International Airport in Buenos Aires since June 8. The plane, whose Iranian operator is subject to US sanctions, was allowed to land at Ezeiza by Argentine aviation authorities on June 6 with a crew of 14 Venezuelans and five Iranians, including at least one senior Tehran official.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/iran-and-a-suspicious-flight-to-argentina-airplane-crew-passports-investigation-jet-cyber-intelligence-venezuelan-agents-11658078058 Iran and a Suspicious Flight to Argentina