The 2015 international nuclear agreement made between world superpowers - including the United States - and Iran was meant to keep Tehran from gaining technology it could use to threaten Israel and the free world. That deal, however, has not kept the Iranians from seeking that technology through illicit means. The Times of Israel's Stuart Winer reports that in the year after the agreement was reached, the Islamic Republic made 32 attempts at obtaining nuclear and missile technology by way of front companies that would bypass international restrictions:
Iran made dozens of attempts to illicitly obtain missile and nuclear technology, even after it was bound by the nuclear deal with world powers, according to recent intelligence assessments by German regional states, Fox News reported Tuesday.
Intelligence reports from September and October from three of the 16 constituent states that make up Germany found that Iran tried 32 times to obtain related technologies.
The German state of North Rhine-Westphalia found that Iran made “32 procurement attempts… that definitely or with high likelihood were undertaken for the benefit of proliferation programs.”
Iran engages in “spreading atomic, biological or chemical weapons of mass destruction,” the report said, and noted that Iran used front companies in the United Arab Emirates, Turkey and China to get around international restrictions on its nuclear and missile research.
The review covered 2016 and said most of the attempts were for missile technologies...