23 November 2016, 12:39 GMT
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The Justice Department noted that Olangian was arrested in Estonia in October of 2012 and extradited to the United States in March of 2013.
"Reza Olangian, a dual citizen of the United States and Iran, was found guilty of conspiring and attempting to send surface-to-air missiles ("SAMs") and military aircraft parts to the government of Iran," the release stated.
Olangian worked on an unsuccessful deal to get 375 missiles for the Iranian government in 2008. He tried to negotiate another deal involving more missiles and expressed interest in getting the S-300 missile system and Russian-made naval vessels, the Justice Department explained.
The alleged seller was in fact a confidential source for the US Drug Enforcement Administration, the Justice Department added.
Olangian faces up to life in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for March 13, 2017.