UK court upholds extradition in Iran missile case

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 23:51

London: Britain`s High Court says a retired
businessman who allegedly plotted to sell missile components
to Iran cannot appeal against his extradition to the United

Two judges said today that Christopher Tappin could not
take his fight against extradition to Britain`s Supreme Court.

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

Tappin denies the charges and says he was the victim of a
sting operation by the US government.

A judge ruled last year that 64-year-old Tappin should be
extradited. He faces up to 35 years in jail if convicted in
the US.


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First Published: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 23:51

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