Iran Still on the Hunt for Nuclear Weapons Technology Across Germany

July 7, 2017

Author: 

Benjamin Weinthal

Publication: 

The Weekly Standard

Related Country: 

  • Germany

Three German intelligence reports indicate that Iran continues efforts to illegally obtain technology for its weapons of mass destruction programs. According to a report from the state of Hamburg, "Iran sought missile carrier technology necessary for its rocket program," and procured 51 special valves for its Arak heavy water reactor from German citizens. A report from the state of Baden-Wurttemberg highlights Iran’s efforts to procure "complex metal producing machines" from a German manufacturer via a Chinese front company. A third intelligence report noted that Iran was among several countries that contacted German firms located in Rhineland-Palatinate in an effort to procure controlled items.