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US Attorney Robert Pitman gave the following statement regarding Christopher Tappin's sentencing today:
Elaine Tappin - Christopher's wife of 38 years - has said she is praying that her husband will be allowed to serve his sentence at a UK prison.
Elaine, who suffers from chronic illness Churg-Strauss Syndrome, was unable to attend the court in Texas.
Christopher Tappin's wife, Elaine, said she hoped her husband would have "the mental fortitude to cope with whatever lies before him in the months and years to come".
US District Judge David Briones recommended that Mr Tappin should be allowed to serve his sentence in the UK but the decision ultimately rests with the US Bureau of Prisons, a spokeswoman for the court added.
He will commence his sentence at the Allenwood prison in Pennsylvania and must turn himself in to start the term by March 8.
Christopher Tappin was fined $11,357.14 (£7,095) in addition to his 33-month prison sentence for selling surface-to-air missile parts to Iran, a spokeswoman for the US District Court in El Paso, Texas said.
Extradited British businessman Christopher Tappin has been given a 33-month prison sentence for arms dealing after striking a deal with prosecutors in the US.
He is likely to serve at least some of his sentence in the US while he awaits permission for a transfer to a prison in the UK.
Tappin previously denied attempting to sell batteries for surface-to-air missiles which were to be shipped from the US to Tehran via the Netherlands.
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British businessman Christopher Tappin has been jailed for 33 months for his role in exporting batteries that could be used in missiles.