Iran seeking to expand atomic, biological, chemical weapons of mass destruction
While European powers still claim Iran’s regime is in compliance with the nuclear deal, a new German intelligence report accuses the Islamic Republic of seeking to build weapons of mass destruction.
Fox News obtained a May 2019 intelligence document from the state of Bavaria detailing Iran’s nefarious weapons activities in the southern German state during the previous year.
Iran is a “risk country” that is “making efforts to expand its conventional arsenal of weapons with weapons of mass destruction,” wrote the Bavarian Office for the Protection of the Constitution in its intelligence report.
According to the 335-page intelligence report, weapons of mass destruction are defined as “the spread of atomic, biological, chemical weapons of mass destruction.”
In addition, Germany’s criminal customs police prevented an electronic beam welding machine from being transported to Iran. “The machine can be used for the production of [missile] launch vehicles,” noted the report. The director of the Bavarian-based company that sought to sell the welding machine was convicted of violating Germany’s export control law.
The intelligence agency said it will continue “to monitor whether Iran consistently and consequently complies with the agreement signed in July 2015.”
The United States government classifies Iran’s regime as the leading international state-sponsor of terrorism.
Richard Grenell, the U.S. Ambassador to Germany, told Fox News on Tuesday: “We know the Iranian regime is on the hunt for money to fund their malign activities and so it is imperative that the U.S. and our European allies work together to deny this regime the capital they seek. They will use secretive schemes and dark money; we must be vigilant. They are strapped for cash.”