A UAE court sentences an Iranian to 10 years in prison followed by deportation for attempting to ship a generator to his home country in breach of international sanctions.
The appeals court in Abu Dhabi found the unnamed man guilty of “attempting to export a power generator to Iran for its nuclear program, in breach of international sanctions,” state news agency WAM reports.
It did not say when the offense was committed. Nuclear-related international sanctions on Iran were lifted following a landmark deal between Tehran and major powers in 2015.
The influence of Shiite-dominated Iran in the Middle East remains a major concern for Gulf countries, including the UAE.
Tehran is a staunch ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad, Yemen’s Huthi rebels and Shiite armed groups in Iraq and Lebanon.