UK court OKs extradition of Iran plot suspect

A British court has approved the extradition to the United States of a man who allegedly plotted to sell missile components to Iran.

Last Updated: Feb 11, 2011, 23:20 PM IST

London: A British court has approved the
extradition to the United States of a man who allegedly
plotted to sell missile components to Iran.

A retired British businessman Christopher Tappin has
denied the allegations.

Judge John Zani ruled today that Tapping could be
extradited, subject to confirmation by the government`s Home
Secretary.

US authorities say Tappin offered in 2006 to sell five
specialised batteries for Hawk missiles for USD 25,000, not
knowing that his contacts were undercover US agents instead of
Iranians. Two other men have been convicted and are jailed in
Texas over the plot.

PTI