Germany Charges 2 with Selling Iran Drone Motors

January 20, 2013

Author: 

David Rising, Associated Press

Publication: 

Associated Press

Prosecutors in Germany charged two Iranian men with smuggling drone-aircraft motors to Iran. The motors were suitable for use in the Iran's Ababil III surveillance and attack drone. Iman J.L. and Davood A. were charged with violating German export laws; under German privacy laws, disclosure of their last names is barred. Iman J.L. was charged with delivering 61 motors in 2008 and 2009; Davoud A. was charged with reselling some of the motors in Iran. Neither man is in custody.