The Iranian, whose billionaire Venezuelan money check was seized in Germany, an amount equivalent to 70 million dollars, is not related to the Tehran government, said yesterday Iran‘s ambassador in Caracas, Hojottolah Soltani.
Tahmasb Mazaheri is “not an Iranian official government,” he’s also not the holder of the seized check, Soltani said. The ambassador added that Mazaheri is an “adviser” of the Iranian company Kayson, which currently has 17,000 houses under construction in Venezuela, and has delivered more than 10,000 units in other countries.
Soltani revealed that Mazaheri, former director of the Central Bank of Iran, had the check from the state financial institution Banco Venezuela foe 300 million bolivars, which would be used to cover the “costs” that Kayson has for the constructions in Venezuela.
The diplomat noted that the check “was signed in Iran and … Mazaheri was traveling to Venezuela, he is bringing the check to Venezuela to collect it here at the Bank of Venezuela.”