UAE hands Iranian 10-year sentence over nuclear sanctions breach

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.


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