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July 7, 2016 2:42 pm

German Intelligence Report: Iran Stepping Up Efforts to Obtain Nuclear Technology Since Signing Deal With World Powers Last Year

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An Iranian Emad ballistic missile. Photo: Wikipedia.

An Iranian Emad ballistic missile. Photo: Wikipedia.

Iran has increased its efforts to obtain materials used for nuclear weapons since it signed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with world powers on July 14 last year, Germany’s domestic intelligence agency warned last week, Israel’s i24 News reported on Thursday.

According to the report, the annual findings released by the German Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) revealed that Tehran has been attempting to acquire illicit materials in Germany, “especially goods that can be used in the field of nuclear technology.”

The BfV also pointed to “a further increase in the already considerable procurement efforts in connection with Iran’s ambitious missile technology program which could, among other things, potentially serve to deliver nuclear weapons.

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“Against this backdrop it is safe to expect that Iran will continue its sensitive procurement activities in Germany using clandestine methods to achieve its objectives.”

Responding angrily to these revelations – as her country is not only a signatory to the JCPOA, but is also where the Islamic Republic has been trying to purchase the illegal material – German Chancellor Angela Merkel told the Bundestag on Thursday that this is “in clear violation of the UN Security Council resolutions” relating to the nuclear deal, the German news outlet Bild reported.

Though throughout the negotiations leading up to the signing of the JCPOA, Iran maintained that its pursuit of nuclear power was solely “for peaceful purposes”  — and the deal stipulated that the Islamic Republic would refrain from developing nuclear weapons for the next 15 years — statements emerging from top officials in Tehran have indicated otherwise.

Last Friday, as The Algemeiner reported, Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami warned that should the “Zionists” not learn from their past mistakes, “Today, more than 100,000 missiles are ready to fly from Lebanon… [and] tens of thousands of destructive long-range missiles” are already in the region positioned to wipe Israel off the map. “If the Zionists make a wrong move, all the occupied territories will come under attack from dedicated fighters, and God willing, the territories will be liberated.”

Salami made these statements during International Quds Day celebrations across Iran, as Iranians carried placards and chanted slogans such as, “Death to America” and “Death to Israel,” while burning American and Israeli flags.

Last month, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari announced: “The Islamic Republic of Iran will continue moving on the orbit of its strategic policies … and the agreement made on the special nuclear issue [i.e. the JCPOA] doesn’t affect the Islamic Republic of Iran’s macro policies.” In response, two US-based Iranian-born experts told The Algemeiner that Iran was emboldened, not weakened, by the nuclear deal.

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  • Persian

    It is understandable that Germany feels so guilty about it’s Nazy crimes that it is trying to act more Catholic than the Pope, but we, Iranians, have clear conscience about the way we treated other nations, we must have the N-bomb to protect ourselves from zealots in Israel and USA and camel herders of Arabian desert…

  • Four state solution for iran persia, azerbaijan, kurdistan, baluchistan

    Four state solution for iran persia, azerbaijan, kurdistan, baluchistan

    • Persian

      Looser Kurdish Sunni!in your dreams!

  • OBAMA what more prove do you need??? You made just as big of a blunder as when the North Korea Nuclear warning was ignored by your predecessors.

    Only this time it is worth as Iran is substantially more dangerous and fanatics than N. K. will ever be as Iran has a Muslim dominated world on their agenda.

  • David Hersch

    Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami: “If the Zionists make a wrong move, all the occupied territories will come under attack from dedicated fighters, and God willing, the territories will be liberated.”….. And what if G-d is not willing Salami?

    Did anyone expect anything different from Iran?

  • Kris Kristian

    Thanks to that idiot, Kerry, his Muslim boss in the White house, Abu El Husein Obama, they knew that Iran never adheres to any agreement, but allowed Iran to have nuclear weapons.
    I hope those two choke on the next meal that they eat.

  • nat cheiman

    Good time for Israel to obliterate Iran

  • stevenl

    However all this must be BIG LIES since the team BHO-JFK have promised the world that we are protected for at least TEN years!!!

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