British businessman Christopher Tappin arrives at federal court in El Paso, Texas, on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. U.S. District Judge David Briones sentenced Tappin to 33 months in prison and said he would recommend that the Department of Justice approve any request by Tappin to be transferred to the United Kingdom. Tappin pleaded guilty in November to trying to buy missile parts and resell them to Iran. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Llorca)

Photo by: Juan Carlos Llorca

British businessman Christopher Tappin arrives at federal court in El Paso, Texas, on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. U.S. District Judge David Briones sentenced Tappin to 33 months in prison and said he would recommend that the Department of Justice approve any request by Tappin to be transferred to the United Kingdom. Tappin pleaded guilty in November to trying to buy missile parts and resell them to Iran. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Llorca)