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U.S. plane in Iran had been leased by Ghana: official
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_02_am2(214).jpgTEHRAN – An Iranian Foreign Ministry official said on Friday the U.S. plane that landed at Tehran’s Mehrabad International Airport this week had been leased by the Ghanaian government.
 
“The plane carried a high-level Ghanaian delegation, and according to the country’s government, the plane is owned by the United States and has been leased by Ghana’s government,” Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said. 
  
“Passengers of the plane were a delegation of Ghanaian officials, headed by a brother of the country’s president,” she said. 
 
She also said that Iran and Ghana are seeking to expand their bilateral relations. 
 
In addition, she said that the plane left Tehran on Thursday. 
 
The New York Times also reported on the same day that new details had emerged about the U.S. plane, owned by a small community bank in Utah, showing that it had been leased by a Ghanaian mining company owned by a brother of Ghana’s president.  
 
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