For the longest time, Iran has been trying to get something going with their military technology. They want to have better equipment and perhaps, according to some sources, a nuclear warhead. For better or worse, they have often fallen short. However, now there is a possibility that they will be able to get their acts together with a secret weapon: the luck of the Irish.
According to the US Justice Department, an Irish trading company and three Irish businessmen have been charged with illegally dealing with Iranians and made business agreements with them concerning aircraft parts.
The three businessmen are affiliated with Mac Aviation Limited, a brokerage firm whose primary business is to sell aircraft parts to foreigners. Those who are involved are the father and son combo of Tom and Sean McGuinn and Sean Byrne. The Justice department said that they could be facing very serious time in prison if they are so convicted of such acts. The problem is that the people the three Irishmen are dealing with are those who are involved in Iran’s missile program. Each person was charged on 25 counts of conspiracy, violation of the US trade agreements , providing false statements and forfeiture allegations. If convicted, they could serve up to 20 years on different counts.
The men however have not been arrested as of yet and they are keeping mum on when the arrests would be proceeded.
"All I can say at this time is that we will be working with our international counterparts to seek their arrest and ultimately we hope to have them extradited to face prosecution in the United States," said Dean Boyd of the National Security Division of the US Department of Justice.