Germany Refuses to Disclose Iranian Attempts to Buy Nuclear, Missile Technology

March 25, 2019

WASHINGTON – The German foreign ministry declined to reveal statistics covering illegal Iranian efforts to secure nuclear and missile technology across Europe, according to a March 18 ministry letter reviewed by The Jerusalem Post.

“A statistic in the field of foreign trade is not kept at the [German] customs criminal office,” in connection with the Iranian regime’s attempts to obtain the technology, wrote German state minister Niels Annen in the letter. reported on Germany’s concealment of important data that could establish Iranian regime violations of the 2015 nuclear deal – formally called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – and sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic’s missile program.

In late February, the German Left Party sent a parliamentary query to the federal government, asking for the number of cases, inquiries and the results covering Iran’s violations of sanctions conducted by Germany’s customs criminal office between 2015 and 2018.

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