Former Israeli air security chief Isaac Yeffet says Iran may be behind the disappearance of Malaysian flight MH370.
Pictures of two Iranian men who boarded the now missing Malaysia Airlines jet MH370 with stolen passports, held up by a Malaysian policewoman during a press conference, on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Sepang, Malaysia. (photo credit: AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
Yeffet, who now works as an aviation security consultant in New Jersey, said investigators were correct in homing in on the two fake-passport carrying Iranian passengers on the doomed flight, and they have wasted valuable time by exploring other leads.
Iranian intelligence officials may be behind the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 earlier this month, former El Al Airlines security chief Isaac Yeffet says.
“We have bad experiences with the Iranians, unfortunately…. I would not be surprised… if one of the intelligence bodies, group of Iranians, were involved,” Yeffet told “The Steve Malzberg Show” on Newsmax TV.
“They will land [the aircraft] in place that nobody will know. It will take years, if not more, to find what’s happened with this aircraft.”
Yeffet, who is also a former member of the Israeli Secret Service, believes the two passengers traveling with stolen passports may be a key part of the mystery, despite authorities discounting their culpability.
“With them [was] an Iranian man [who] said [he] was a businessman but this Iranian went to purchase three tickets for the three of them and paid cash,” he said.
“Who pays cash money, in the last 20 years, to purchase three tickets… For us, it’s immediately a suspicious sign.
“They boarded the flight without any difficulty and I am afraid if they had the plan to hijack the aircraft, inside the aircraft they will have more people to assist them.”
Yeffet does not believe the Bejing-bound airliner, which had 239 passengers aboard, crashed into the sea.
Iranian teenager Pouria Nourmohammadi who boarded the missing Malaysian Airlines flight 370 with a stolen passport has a Facebook page. Pouria Nour Mohammadi, 19, and Reza Devalar, 29, both from Iran, used stolen passports to travel from Malaysia to Beijing and then Amsterdam.
Pouria Nour Mohammadi’s Facebook page is Pouria AM.
It is still active.
On March 4 Mohammadi posted this from Malaysia.
Pouria said he was excited.
Mohammadi also apologized to his friends when he left on his trip.
“Because of some problems I will deactivate my account. Friends, seriously, if I’ve done any of you a bad turn, forgive me because maybe…”