IRGC-affiliated Mahan Air’s (terrorist-designated) has direct flights between Iran and Venezuela.

a. Flight W5138 from Tehran to Las Piedras

b. another Mahan Air Airbus A340-600 from Iran to Venezuela
It is worth noting the relations between the dictators of Venezuela & Iran have been quite close.
Former Venezuelan ruler Hugo Chavez also had close relations with Khamenei, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad & Syrian dictator Bashar Assad.
“Venezuela’s close ties with Iran and its significant untapped deposits of uranium--which might total as much as fifty thousand tons--raise questions about whether Caracas could pose a proliferation risk in the future.”
“Chavez made his ninth visit to Iran. While in Tehran, Chavez and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad continued to deepen their relationship, calling for the creation of a "new world order" and signing eleven different agreements.”
“Iran & Venezuela have already signed over 200 different memoranda of cooperation (ElUniversal). When it comes to uranium, cooperation might be a 2-way street, with Iran helping Venezuela (NYT) locate deposits & Venezuela helping Iran (FP) acquire some portion of them.”
Iran also pursues a missile base in Venezuela.

“The factory is in a remote area, not far from a uranium deposit former Venezuelan officials estimate holds 50,000 tons of ore. Is it a stretch to connect the secret ‘tractor factory’ and the uranium?”
Chavez agreed to permit Iran build missile bases in the South American country.
And the Obama admin denied everything.
“Chávez has signed a secret strategic cooperation agreement with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on October 19, 2010, aimed at building an Iran-Venezuelan missile base on Venezuelan soil.”
“The base is to be built on the Peninsula de Paraguaná, about 120 kilometers from the Colombian border. A small group of leading Iranian engineers from the Revolutionary Guard-owned construction company Khatam al-Anbia has already visited the site.”
“The secret visit in early February was approved by the IRGC Air Force commander, Amir [Ali Hajizadeh], who voted him with the Venezuelan partners. The Iranian delegation is to develop an infrastructure to protect against air attacks.”
“Iran is trying to build a strategic threat to the US, much as the Soviet Union planned to do in Cuba in the early 1960s.”
“The cost of the Venezuelan military project is being paid for with Iranian oil revenue. The Iranians paid in cash for the preliminary phase of the project, which amounted to 'dozens of millions' of dollars," Die Welt wrote at the time. https://www.jpost.com/International/Die-Welt-Iran-building-rocket-bases-in-Venezuela
"We have no evidence to support this claim & therefore no reason to believe the assertions made in the article are credible," State Dept. said in a statement… Maduro described the allegations as an "extravagant lie."
(Seen with his then #Iran counterpart Manouchehr Mottaki)
Back to the missile/uranium site:

The site was to “include missile defenses, special forces units, & control stations. Iran's oil revenue is reportedly going to the construction of bunkers, watch towers, barracks, & 65 foot deep rocket silos.” https://www.businessinsider.com/iran-is-building-rocket-bases-in-venezuala-2012-1
“… details on the base and missiles that Iran would likely park there, including the Ghadr-100A with a possible range of 3,000 km or about 1,800 miles.”

Iran's plans could be renewed considering the recent satellite launch into orbit.
(File photo)
The German daily claims that according to the agreement, Iranian Shahab 3 (range 1300-1500 km), Scud-B (285-330 km) and Scud-C (300, 500 and 700 km) will be deployed in the proposed base.

(File photos)
“Security sources have stated that the plans for the underground missile depots will be prepared by experts from the chemical engineering department of the Sharif Industrial University and Tehran Polytechnic.”

More on the disturbing Iran-Venezuela links👇
“… the radicals ruling Iran are emboldened by the confusion of the Obama administration in confronting Iran’s nuclear program.”

Obama, of course, had broader issues in mind with Tehran & went the distance to prevent any interruptions.
For those interested, this thread sheds light on Iran, Venezuela, Hezbollah and their role in the "cocaine corridor." https://twitter.com/HeshmatAlavi/status/1093923352920637440?s=20
Update credit @ConflictsW

April 27—One of #Iran's IRGC Mahan Air A340s landing in Caracas, Venezuela.
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