Greece Let Venezuelan Government Plane Land at Athens Airport

ATHENS – A Venezuelan government plane that was barred from other European Union countries was allowed to land at Athens International Airport with the ruling Radical Left SYRIZA sympathetic to embattled Venezuelan strongman President Nicolas Maduro.

The plane carried Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza, the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said after the incident was reported by SKAI TV, which said the aircraft remained for four hours before taking off again.

Major opposition New Democracy spokesperson Maria Spyraki demanded the government explain why the flight was given permission to land in Athens when other EU countries refused, noting Venezuela’s main rival party accused Maduro of using the plane to fly money, gold and relatives of senior officials out of the country.

CAA said it was an “ordinary flight” that travelled through Greek airspace according to its submitted flight plan that showed it left Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates and landed in Athens after flying over Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

While waiting for the plane to refuel, Arreaza waited in the VIP lounge, following a request from the Venezuelan embassy, CAA said. He did not meet with anyone while he was there, it was said.

The plane headed to Cape Verde off the northwest coast of Africa, according to the flight plan. Diplomatic sources from the Greek foreign ministry confirmed the plane landed in Athens to refuel and that no state official met with Arreaza, the paper said.

Maduro is a favorite of Tsipras despite the Venezuelan leader being accused of massive corruption and widespread shortages of basic goods in that country where humanitarian aid from other countries has been barred and people said to be suffering.

4 Comments

  1. Well .. New Democracy will continue to surrender the sovereignty of Greece to Brussels and Washington… and be subservient to the international criminal interests of the white supremacist fascist aristocrats of the EU and U.S ..who considers the populace of Greece and Europe their enemies for demanding that their governments represent the interest of their people ..like the leaders of Hungary and Austria are doing!

    New Democracy … objects to the landing of government plane from the sovereign country of Venezuela ..who the U.N.still recognizes as a member of the world community of nations and its leader Nicholas Maduro ..as the legitimate leader of Venezuela!

    Additionally, the leader of Greece Alexis Tsipras also agrees with the U.N. in recognizing the government of Mr. Maduro and Venezuela!

    Apparently , Maria Spyraki and Aristocat Mistotakis …do not recognize the authority of the U.N .or the government of Greece, only the authority of rogue members of the International community, who violate international laws… like England, Germany, and the U.S to remove the elected president of Venezuela and choose un elected leader!

    New Democracy spokesperson Maria Spyraki demanded the government explain why the flight was given permission to land in Athens when other EU countries refused,!

    Mr. Mistotakis. and TNH….likes the idea.that his masters in Brussels and Washington, could remove Tsipras, and choose him to be the unelected leader of Greece!

  2. .
    You Mr. Contokotis and

    TNH and ND aristocrat Mistotaki support oppression by U.S. and EU….and do to Venezuela what TNH did to the entire Middle East to sell a “Humanitarian Aid” pretext to wage war against sovereign nations!

    You Masons and TNH.. print lies and distortions to discredit Greece, and have Greeks support the breaking of international laws to remove the elected leader of Venezuela as follows:

    “Maduro is a favorite of Tsipras despite the Venezuelan leader being accused of massive corruption and widespread shortages of basic goods in that country where humanitarian aid from other countries has been barred and people said to be suffering”

    However, Alfred De Zayas , the human rights investigator designated by the United Nations to assess the situation in Venezuela report the complete opposite……

    Alfred De Zayas has written a total of 13 reports for the UN Human Rights Council…and concludes that Anglo U.S.and UK with their media stooges like TNH…have conspired to falsely describe the situation in Venezuela ..as highlighted above…

    “When you deliberately impose sanctions and social blockades – effectively an economic war that asphyxiates a country economy and thereby make it very difficult for that country to provide food and medical supplies, the consequence is that thousands die – you have a case of crimes against humanity.”
    There was no “humanitarian crisis”, as confirmed to me”..only shortages created by the U.S.

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