Man Accused of Aiding Iran to Produce Weapons of Mass Destruction

July 19, 2017

Author: 

Abdulla Rasheed

Publication: 

Gulf News

The Abu Dhabi Federal Appeals Court adjourned a hearing in the case of an Iranian oilfield services manager accused of exporting U.S.-origin dual-use technology via China to Iran, without the required license. The man, identified as H.M.R.H., was denied a license but re-exported the equipment to Iran anyway. The defendant’s lawyer argued that the equipment was intended for oilfield maintenance, not the manufacturing of weapons of mass destruction. A ruling in the case is expected on August 9, 2017.