UK Court OKs Extradition Of Iran Plot Suspect

LONDON (AP) - 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 on Friday that Tapping could be extradited, subject to confirmation by the government's Home Secretary.

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


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