To produce weapons of mass destruction and advance its missile program, Iran demanded to obtain technology and scientific knowledge during 2017. The report of the German state of Baden-Württemberg has revealed it. The report stated: “Iran continued to undertake, as did Pakistan and Syria, efforts to obtain goods and know-how to be used for the development of weapons of mass destruction and to optimize corresponding missile-delivery systems.”
In July 2015, Iran nuclear deal i.e. Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) reached between the Islamic Republic and world powers. According to the German intelligence report investigated by the post, Iran’s regime attempted to secretly secure advanced technology for nuclear and ballistic-missile programs.
Agreeing to the Baden-Württemberg intelligence report, German states of Saxony-Anhalt, Bavaria and Lower Saxony reviewed the additional intelligence reports. Before US President Donald Trump decided to pull the plug on US participation in the JCPOA on May 8, German counter-espionage officials in Baden-Württemberg wrote the report.
As per the intelligence report, “Iran has continued unchanged the pursuit of its ambitious program to acquire technology for its rocket and missile-delivery program.”
For its rocket program, the country seeks German software, sophisticated vacuum and control-engineering technologies, measurement devices and advanced electrical equipment. Iran and Germany are on good terms on trading. Also, US labels Iran’s regime a sponsors terrorism. In 2016, Germany traded for 2.6 billion euros. While Germany traded for 3.5 billion euros in 2017.
In February, Iranian businessmen bought industrial material from the Krempel company in Baden-Württemberg under dual-use deals between Germany and the Islamic Republic. This was later used to gas Syrian civilians in January and February and injured 24 Syrians. However, Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control of Germany told the Post that the Krempel material was not a dual-use item. They stopped trading between Krempel and the Islamic Republic.
According to the intelligence, “Tehran’s current worsening relations with the US, as well as Western governments’ critical views toward Iran’s atomic program, may lead to an increase of Iranian espionage activities.”
Germany’s democratic and constitutional order is threatened by the Baden-Württemberg intelligence agency and the State Office for the Protection of the Constitution. In the further report, the counter-intelligence officials wrote that Iran’s illicit activities in the federal republic are situated in the classic sectors for espionage. The sectors include politics, the economy, science, military and the armaments industry.
The report stated that “The observation and combating of proliferation efforts of… Iran was also an important task of counter-intelligence in the report year [2017 in Baden-Württemberg].”
At last, the Baden-Württemberg intelligence officials said: “they had gathered intensive intelligence on activities of Iran’s spy agencies.”
It is a 345-page report describes detailed sections to Iran’s sponsorship of the Lebanese terrorist organization Hezbollah, and to Tehran’s espionage agencies and state agencies of repression. Also, it detailed the Ministry of Intelligence of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Revolutionary Guards Intelligence.