US-Iranian citizen caught smuggling F-35 plans to Tehran

A dual Iranian-US citizen was arrested in New Jersey last Thursday for attempting to smuggle to Iran the blueprints related to the F-35 joint strike fighter plane, according to US prosecutors.

Mozaffar Khazaee, 59, an engineer at Connecticut-based defense contractor Pratt & Whitney, reportedly arranged in November for a shipping company to transport 44 boxes labeled “household goods” to his brother-in-law in Hamadan, Iran, via Long Beach, California.

He was arrested at Newark Liberty International Airport as he was embarking on a trip to Tehran through Frankfurt, Germany.

The F-35, the Pentagon’s most advanced fighter jet to date, is slated to replace or complement the existing air fleet in the US and several other countries, including Israel.

Shocka! Who’d have every guessed this might happen?