Iran targets German tech companies to upgrade its WMD program

Legal Insurrection:
Iran has been trying to acquire foreign technology to build nuclear weapons, German intelligence reveals. Tehran has been targeting Germany’s technology sector to get hold of tech in order to upgrade its weapons of mass destruction (WMD) program, a report published by the intelligence agency of the German state of Baden-Württemberg indicates.

The southwestern German state is home to several leading global technology and engineering companies.

Iran desperately seeks guidance systems and electronics for its nuclear weapons delivery system, the report said. The findings confirm similar assessments made by the German intelligence agencies in the past.

According to a 2016 report issued by the intelligence agency of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Iranian agents had made 141 attempts to secure the forbidden WMD-related technology within that year alone.

These intelligence assessments fly in the face of the narrative peddled by German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the Iran deal has been successful in stopping Tehran from pursuing its nuclear ambitions.

Since US President Donald Trump withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal, Chancellor Merkel has been leading the charge to salvage the agreement. The German Chancellor has traveled to Moscow and Beijing to drum up support for her diplomatic efforts.

Legal Insurrection reviewed the 345-page report that focuses on various domestic security threats, including the activities of the Iran-sponsored terrorist group Hezbollah on German soil. According to the report, Hezbollah has managed to build a “nationwide network” in Germany. The Shia-Islamic terrorist group stages public rallies and carries out clandestine fund-raising in the country.

German mainstream media’s hesitation to cover the story is understandable. Major newspapers and media outlets in the country have been very critical of President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the agreement, backing Chancellor Merkel’s efforts to resuscitate the faltering deal.

Chancellor Merkel’s inability to act on the findings of her own intelligence agencies could be linked to German business interests in Iran. German companies have been the biggest backers of the Iran deal. “[L]ucrative deals worth billions are waiting to be made in Iran. As soon as the sanctions are lifted, the run on the markets begins,” Munich-based Bavarian Chamber of Commerce, or BIHK, declared in 2015. German companies have secured sizable deals in automobile, manufacturing and locomotive sector. Aircraft maker Airbus, in which Germany holds a large stake, secured a $27 billion contract to supply airliners to Tehran.
The German assumption must be that Iran will target them last.  Their policy is as foolish as trusting a snake.  The missiles Iran is designing and building could someday target Germany once Iran has taken advantage of the tech being offered by the Germans.


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