French Court Approves Extradition of Iranian Engineer to U.S.

May 23, 2019

Author: 

Michel Rose

Publication: 

Reuters

Related Country: 

  • France
  • United States

A French appeals court in Aix-en-Provence approved the extradition of Iranian engineer Jalal Rohollahnejad to the United States. The U.S. accuses Rohollahnejad of sending sensitive equipment from the United States to Iran on behalf of a company tied to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). The French Prime Minister must still issue a decree for the extradition to proceed.