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December 19, 2013 10:47 am

U.S. Accuses Iranian Businessman of Arms Smuggling

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Alaeddin Boroujerd, chairman of the Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission. Photo: Screenshot.

Alaeddin Boroujerd, chairman of the Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission. Photo: Screenshot.

Reuters – An Iranian businessman linked to a sprawling conglomerate controlled by Iran’s supreme leader is wanted by the United States for allegedly trying to purchase hundreds of American-made assault rifles to smuggle into Iran.

Behrouz Dolatzadeh was arrested in the Czech Republic last year and held in custody. He was convicted there in June of attempted arms trafficking and attempting to violate sanctions on Iran. But he was released in September after an appeals court overturned his conviction and the United States failed to request his extradition, according to interviews with Czech officials.

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