Iran attempted to buy nuclear technology illegally 141 times in 2015, including 32 times in one German province, German intelligence says.
Iran has made numerous attempts to obtain illegal technology that could be used for its military nuclear and ballistic missile programs, according to three German intelligence reports obtained by Fox News.
According to Tuesday’s Fox News report, the first German intelligence details “32 procurement attempts … that definitely or with high likelihood were undertaken for the benefit of proliferation programs” after the 2015 nuclear deal was signed.
According to the report, all the attempts took place in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
The North Rhine-Westphalia intelligence agency accused the Islamic Republic of using front companies in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Turkey and China to skirt international restrictions on its nuclear and missile programs, as dictated by the nuclear deal.
The intelligence report, which covered only the year 2016 and only in one province in Germany, calls into question Iran’s compliance with the agreement.
In 2015, the agency recorded 141 attempts by Iran to purchase supplies for its illicit programs
In a second intelligence report obtained by Fox News, the German state of Hessen said Iran, Pakistan, North Korea and Sudan use “guest academics” in the country for illegal activities related to nuclear and other weapons programs.
“An example for this type of activity occurred in the sector of electronic technology in connection with the implementation of the enrichment of uranium,” the intelligence report reads.
A third German intelligence report, from the state of Saxony-Anhalt, said Iran works “unabated” on its missile program.
“With ballistic missiles and long-range rockets, Iran will be in the position to not only be able to threaten Europe,” it says.
Iran claims its military development is for defense purposes only. However, many of these weapons were given to the Hezbollah terror organization and used against Israel’s civilian population during the Second Lebanon War in the summer of 2006.
Iran has repeatedly threatened to use its missiles against Israel.
By: World Israel News Staff