French Court to Rule on Extradition of Iranian Engineer to U.S.

May 22, 2019

Publication: 

Radio Farda

Related Country: 

  • France
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States

A French appeals court will determine whether to extradite Iranian engineer Jalal Rohollahnejad to the United States. France arrested Rohollahnejad in an airport in Nice on February 2. He is suspected of working for Rayan Roshd Afszar, an Iranian company sanctioned by the U.S. and tied to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). According to the U.S. authorities, Rohollahnejad attempted to send microwave systems, anti-drone systems, and other industrial equipment that could be used in weapons to Iran via the United Arab Emirates