Last week a Time reporter photographed a private US jet (N604EP) at Tehran’s Mehrabad International Airport.

SOFREP has confirmed, through intel sources, that the private jet contained mining and engineering businessman from the Republic of Ghana. The aircraft is leased to Ibrahim Mahama, the wealthy brother of Ghana’s President John Mahama. The trip had nothing to do with any covert actions or violating sanctions.

It’s common for OCONUS (Outside the Contiguous US) businesses and heads of state to lease or charter US aircraft because of well trained American pilots and the maintenance programs that come with these arrangements.

About “Ghana” (Warrior King)

Note: Ghana has long been at the center of the South American drug trade route through Africa that ultimately ends up in central Europe (see main photo).

In 1957, it became the first African nation to declare independence from European colonization.This made Ghana the symbol of Blackachievement and it sparked the interest of other African Nations to seek independence as well; it also had a great influence on Pan-Africanism and the Black Pride movements in the United States of America.

Since independence, Ghana has been devoted to ideals of nonalignment and is a founding member of the non-aligned movement. Ghana favours international and regional political and economic co-operation, and is an active member of the United Nations and the African Union.

The Ghana economy is an emerging digital-based mixed economy hybrid modelled towards that of Taiwan with an increasing primary manufacturing and exportation of digital technology goods along with assembling and exporting automobiles and ships, diverse resource rich exportations of industrial minerals, agricultural products primarily cocoa, petroleum and natural gas,[74] and industries such as information and communications technology primarily via Ghana’s state digital technology corporation Rlg Communications which manufactures tablet computerswith smart phones and various electronics, electricity generation primarily via Ghana’s state-owned hydropower company Volta River Authorityand state-owned hydrocarbon corporation Ghana National Petroleum Corporation.

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Ghana has a great relationship with the United States, all of the last three U.S presidents- Bill ClintonGeorge W Bush, and Barack Obama– have all made diplomatic trips to Ghana. -Sourced from Wikipedia

(Main image courtesy of the African Economic Institute.)