Analysis by PMOI/MEK
Iran, July 16, 2018 - The Iranian regime has been singled out in a new German intelligence report as one of two countries seeking to obtain weapons of mass destruction, according to a text published by the state of Hesse.
The document, obtained by the media, reads in part:
“Weapons of mass destruction are a continued instrument of power politics that also, in regional and international crises situations, can shatter the entire stability of state structures. States like Iran and North Korea attempt, in the context of proliferation, to acquire and spread such weapons by, for example, disguising the transportation ways through third countries.”
The Iranian regime intelligence apparatus’ objective is “to circumvent control mechanisms in countries that are not especially subject to embargo restrictions,” the report covering the year of 2016 adds.
Proliferation is defined as “the production and spreading of weapons of mass destruction” and “the acquisition of compatible missile carrying systems and technology by states for which these weapons were not previously available,” according to the Hesse report.
The “goal of counter-intelligence is to prevent” countries such as the Iranian regime that continue to further their efforts aimed at obtaining weapons of mass destruction.
A variety of illegal proliferation technology that countries seek for WMD production are listed in this report, including:
“equipment for the enrichment of uranium, nuclear reactors in connection with reprocessing plants, bioreactors, drying installation facilities, and the production process for precursor chemical products.”
No state, including the Iranian regime, seeks to obtain completely assembled WMDs, due to security concerns. “Individual components, equipment, technologies and their products,” the intelligence agency noted as a general rule.
The state of Hesse has yet to publish its 2017 intelligence report. All of Germany’s 16 states are known to publish their separate intel reports covering threats endangering their constitutional democratic system.
More broad terms and threats, including radical mentalities, extremism and weapons proliferation are covered by a federal government nation-wide report.
A 2017 North Rhine-Westphalia intelligence report specifically accused the Iranian regime of seeking to obtain illicit technology that could be used for military nuclear and ballistic missile programs.
Tehran made “32 procurement attempts... that definitely or with high likelihood were undertaken for the benefit of proliferation programs,” the North Rhine-Westphalia state intelligence agency wrote last year.
German state reports are known to list more concrete data on the Iranian regime’s illicit nuclear, missile and espionage activities in Germany than the national intelligence report.
For example, intelligence agencies in the southern German states of Baden-Württemberg reported in early June: “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.”
Bavaria’s intelligence agency reported similarly in April: “Iran, North Korea, Syria, and Pakistan are making efforts to expand their conventional weapons arsenal through the production of weapons of mass destruction.”
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) was the first to blow the whistle on the Iranian regime’s clandestine nuclear program and has continuously unveiled the military dimension of this drive, sites and activities related to Tehran’s ballistic missile program, and the mullahs’ campaign of supporting extremists across the Middle East with money, weapons and military equipment.