A U.S. court has sentenced a 45-year-old British citizen to 30 months in prison for violating unilateral U.S. sanctions against Iran.
A 45-year-old man named Colin Fisher was sentenced to two years and six months in prison for attempting to export power generation equipment to Iran in violation of the “emergency economic powers” law.
North Florida District Court Prosecutor Lawrence Kifi said in a statement that the sanctions against Iran established by law were related to U.S. national security. It went on to say that Fisher and his accomplices were attempting to circumvent the prohibitions.
According to U.S. prosecutors, Fisher was arrested in August this year while en route from the United Arab Emirates to the city of Pensacola, Florida.
U.S. officials would have seized equipment Fisher planned to deliver to an Iranian energy company for the benefit of the U.S. government.
The equipment would have been valued at $500,000 and could have been used by Iran to generate energy for its oil fields.
The U.S. government has imposed sanctions under various pretexts to advance its economic war against the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Washington also requires other countries and individuals in third countries to follow its illegal sanctions against Tehran, or else they would face punitive measures.
by Xavier Cuesta – European Correspondent