Iran Nuclear Threat is Already Very Real

Iran has been systematically working around its obligations pertaining to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action nuclear deal worked out in 2015 with the Obama administration, and has attempted numerous times to obtain both nuclear weapons and ballistic missile technology.

 

Even with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action nuclear deal in place, Iran is bent on not only obtaining nuclear weapons, but the means to deliver them to U.S. soil.

The Jerusalem Post is reporting the Islamic Republic attempted to purchase illegal nuclear technology on more than 30 occasions in 2016 alone:

North Rhine-Westphalia is Germany’s most populous state with about 18 million residents, and is home to advanced engineering and technology companies. The state’s intelligence agency previously said Iran made 141 attempts to obtain illicit proliferation equipment and technology in 2015.

According to the state’s most recent report, the vast majority of Iran’s illegal procurement efforts in 2016 concerned technology for its rocket programs.

  • An intelligence report from the state of Saxony-Anhalt in August said Tehran works “unabated” on its missile program.” With ballistic missiles and long-range rockets, Iran will be in the position to be able to threaten not only Europe,” the intelligence officials wrote.
  • The report from Hesse state in September said proliferation states Iran, Pakistan, North Korea and Sudan use “guest academics” for espionage related to nuclear and other weapons programs. “An example for this type of activity occurred in the sector of electronic technology in connection with the implementation of the enrichment of uranium. The intelligence agency further noted, foreign intelligence services employ “research exchanges at universities in the sector of biological and chemical procedures.”

In response to a Post media query, the spokesman for Hesse’s intelligence agency declined to comment on whether Iran was involved in espionage in the academic arena.

North Rhine-Westphalia has labeled Iran as a country that engages in proliferation, and is involved in “spreading atomic, biological or chemical weapons of mass destruction.” It also labels Iran as a state that “engages in illicit proliferation activity regarding missile delivery systems.”

Ynet News also reported on this fact:

Iran was also said to have committed 141 such attempts in the previous year, before the agreement was put into effect.

Iran attempted to obtain technology for its ballistic missile programs defined as prohibited under the agreement, as the missiles would be capable of carrying nuclear payloads, the agencies said.

President Donald Trump has until Oct. 15 to certify whether or not Iran is complying with the JCPOA for another three months. If he does not do so, Congress has 60 days to decide if new sanctions will be approved.

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