Spanish authorities said four individuals, including an Iranian and three Spaniards, who intended to send machinery to Iran were arrested, AP reported on Monday, April 7th. This machinery was used in building missiles. The Spanish Civil Guard said on Monday police officers busted two machinery smuggling networks, while authorities said the export of these equipment to Iran is in violation of UN sanctions.
Spanish authorities also confiscated 10,000 euros in cash and a number of documents related to exporting dual-use technology.
The Spanish Minister of Interior issued a statement saying Spanish authorities have confiscated two metal-works devices built by the Liffeld Company that had been exported from the UK to Spain, adding these devices can have military use and therefore their transfer to Iran is in violation of UN sanctions against the Iranian regime.
It is said that three Spaniards and one Iranian were arrested in this regard in the cities of Barcelona, Taragona and Palma Demayorka.
“Spanish officials confirm the main destination of this machinery, which were illegally brought into Spain, has remained a secret until proper timing to be sent to Iran,” the statement reads. The arrested individuals have been accused of being members of groups of crimes, money laundering and illegally transferring dual-use products.”
This report is published at a time when the mullahs’ nuclear negotiating team is in Vienna trying to start a new round of talks.