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Israeli Arrested at Ben Gurion Over Iran Trade

At the request of US authorities, an Israeli was arrested at Ben Gurion Airport on suspicion of dealing with Iran.
By Yaakov Levi
First Publish: 5/12/2014, 5:08 PM

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Ben Gurion Airport
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A 64-year old Israeli has been arrested at Ben Gurion Airport on suspicion of dealing with Iran. The arrest was made at the request of US authorities.

The Israeli was indicted by a US Federal Court for exporting American military supplies without a license, and for money laundering, during the period 2000-2004.

He was also charged with security violations and for defying a presidential order against trading with Iran.

The man was arrested and detained when he tried to travel abroad, and was taken to a lockup in Jerusalem.

The state prosecutor's office has requested that his remand be extended, in order to enable US officials to file an extradition request. American officials said they would file the request within 60 days.

The Israeli has in the past served time in the US for similar crimes.