New German intelligence reports shows the Tehran regime is working to illegally obtain technology to advance its nuclear weapons and missiles programs. Obama must be proud.
The Weekly Standard reports:
Startling new evidence from German intelligence reports shows the Tehran regime is working to illegally obtain technology and know-how to advance its nuclear weapons and missile programs, despite the 2015 agreement to curb its nuclear program.
A report from the state of Hamburg holds that “there is no evidence of an complete about-face in Iran’s atomic polices in 2016” [after the Islamic Republic signed the JCPOA deal with Western powers in 2015, aimed at restricting Tehran’s nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief]. Iran sought missile carrier technology necessary for its rocket program.”
The report noted that the federal prosecutor filed criminal charges against three German citizens for violations of the export economic law due to the deliveries of 51 special valves to Iranian company that can be used for the Islamic Republic’s sanctioned Arak heavy water reactor. The installation, the intelligence officials wrote, “can be used to develop plutonium for nuclear weapons.” Iran pledged, under the JCPOA deal, to “dismantle the [Arak] facility,” the intelligence report states.
The 181-page document outlines the technology Iran is seeking: “Products and scientific know-how for the field of developing weapons of mass destruction as well [as] missile technology.”
Iran’s illegal procurement and terrorist activities are cited 49 times in the report and range from cyberwarfare to espionage to support of the EU- and U.S.-classified terrorist organization Hezbollah.
Iran isn’t showing any signs of slowing down their nuclear and missile programs. They became emboldened because of the terrorist loving Obama administration. Iran also received pallets of cash from Obama which is now being used to fund a massive military expansion
As TGP previously reported, Iranian officials came forward in late March stating that Iran’s defense budget increased 145% under current President Hassan Rouhani. The military is going ahead with a huge restructuring effort with the aim of becoming an offensive force, but in the words of a regional report, they are looking to be a “forward moving force”.
Read the full report by The Weekly Standard here.