Briton Tappin appears in US court

BBC News

A British man accused of exporting parts for Iranian missiles has made his first appearance in a US court.

Retired businessman Chris Tappin, 65, of Orpington, south-east London, appeared for less than five minutes at a federal court in El Paso, Texas.

He was remanded in custody until Friday, when his lawyer says he will vigorously pursue the case for bail.

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