Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland
Advertisement

Man gets six years for selling missile material to Iran

Share this article

Man gets six years for selling missile material to Iran
Photo: Beate Wätzel Fotodesign
15:23 CEST+02:00
A Koblenz court sentenced a 63-year-old businessman to six years in prison on Monday after confessing to selling materials that could be used in missiles to Iran.

Judges heard how the man sold 16 tonnes of high-grade graphite that authorities suspect went to the Iranian weapons programme via Turkey between 2005 and 2007. Turkish border police uncovered another two attempted shipments at the border.

During transport, the graphite in question was camouflaged under a blanket of low-grade graphite in mislabelled containers.

Further, courts ruled the man must give his €705,000 in sales profits to the state. Neither the defence or the federal prosecutors office will appeal the sentence.

Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

Advertisement

From our sponsors

The Swedish university tackling the challenges of tomorrow

Ranked among the world's best young universities in the QS Top 50 Under 50, Linköping University (LiU) uses innovative learning techniques that prepare its students to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Jobs
Click here to start your job search
Advertisement
Advertisement

Popular articles

Advertisement
Advertisement