Two Iranians and five Italians have been arrested by Italian police on suspicion of trafficking arms to Iran, anti-terror police say.
Two more Iranian suspects are currently in Iran, Italian officials say.
Italy’s anti-terrorist prosecutor Armando Spataro said the two Iranians arrested in Italy worked for the Iranian government.
He said they were accused of exporting arms and armament systems, and breaking a UN arms embargo on Iran.
“It is an investigation of considerable importance because it concerns the entire international community,” said Mr Spataro of the nine-month operation, codenamed Sniper.
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