MSM: Iran Still Seeking To Obtain Nuclear Weapons

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MSM: Iran Still Seeking To Obtain Nuclear Weapons

A man looks at Iranian-made missiles at Holy Defence Museum in Tehran © Raheb Homavandi / Reuters

German security officials suspect Iran of pursuing the goal to build missiles armed with nuclear warheads, the Berlin daily Der Tagesspiegel reported citing “sources”.

“Despite the nuclear agreement [reached with world powers in July 2015], Iran has not given up its illegal activities in Germany,” Der Tagesspiegel wrote on October 13. “The mullah regime also made efforts this year to obtain material from [German] firms for its nuclear program and the construction of missiles, said security sources.”

“Iran has [according to the security sources] clearly not given up its long-term goal to become a nuclear power that can mount nuclear weapons on rockets,” the paper concludes without revealing its sources.

The article by the paper’s security correspondent Frank Jansen cited Iran’s proliferation activities in North Rhine-Westphalia and the drop in acquisition attempts from 141 in 2015 to 32 in 2016. The majority of Iran’s procurement activities in the state allegedly were for its ballistic missile program.

Jansen wrote in his Tagesspiegel article: “Security experts say Iran is very interested in equipment [used] to extend the range of missiles. Disagreements within the mullah regime, explained security sources, [resulted] in the decline in attempts to acquire nuclear technology. State President Hassan Rouhani wants to slow down [the nuclear program], however, the Pasdaran, the paramilitary Revolutionary Guards, want to continue the nuclear program at all costs.”

This may correspond with the complicated situation around the 2015 nuclear accord, which US President Donald Trump has decided not to certify. Trump’s administration considers the nuclear deal as it is now structured will eventually allow Iran to develop a weapon and wants to toughen US policy to prohibit that eventuality. Iran says its nuclear program is peaceful and denies it is developing nuclear weapons.

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  • Florian N

    Why is this MSM if these infromation only come by open sources of the state? So is every information by state MSM? Or only by Western-Media, because Russian-State-Media wouldn’t do that?!
    BfV said that Irans trying to get these technologys when down. They say that maybe the Iran wants nuclear technology as a long term goal.
    I really do not like this article of you, because that is not what the actuall article is about, this is more like popular news by someone who did no reasearch.

  • Garga

    IRGC is full military, not para military. And of course there’s no need whatsoever to provide your source. Just repeat you accusations.

    Let’s hear from the other side too. Javad Zarif, Iran’s secretary for foreign affairs:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7wiroruAKo

  • Vitex

    If I was Iran, I’d be seeking a nuclear weapons capability to stave off attacks by the USA / Israel. So I don’t believe either side’s narrative.

    • John Brown

      Iran is not lying for the reasons below. Iran sees no need to endure sanctions etc like NK does when they can have the same result 20 years from now if they wish, by obeying the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty.

      Iran is doing what Japan and other countries are doing, which is perfectly legal and not in violation of the Non proliferation treaty. Building up their civilian nuclear industry and their aerospace / ballistic missile industry manufacturing capacity, to the point where for Iran 20 years from now, or Japan and others today and for the past 20 to 30 years or so if they wished, could produce a few hundred nuclear weapons very quickly and put them on missiles to carry them in a couple of months or less if they wanted to, before anyone realized it had happened.

      So any country that has a developed civilian nuclear industry and the capacity to launch satellites into space, can become a nuclear power in a couple of months or less if they wanted to before anyone knew about it. This is why Iran has no need and will not break its treaty.

      For this reason soon the racist supremacist global Jewish slave empire, will say that no country which has not been conquered by Israel and its racist supremacist global Jewish slave empire is allowed to have both a civilian nuclear industry and a civilian aerospace industry, that can launch satellite into space. Only one or the other.

      No need the to mention the capital of the racist supremacist global Jewish slave empire Israel, is by far the biggest violator of the Non Proliferation Treaty and the one who should be facing sanctions and invasion not Iran or NK.

  • Olypious

    Fake News brought to you by the CIA.

  • GroundlessAir

    I know I’ll be yet again accused of whataboutism.. but you do know that Israel has hundreds of nuclear warheads and nobody dares to even challenge their right to own them? Talking bout injustice..

  • Moussa Saab

    Why doesn’t Iran just use thorium, it is much better than Uranium.
    It produces more energy than Uranium by mass.
    It is 3x more abundant than Uranium
    Safer than Uranium
    Produces way less toxic waste than Uranium
    It is practically impossible to make a nucleur bomb with it
    If Iran starts the Thorium now, it would be the first country to do so with so much energy and marketing potential too instead of using up its oil and natural gas reserves. It is simply awesome!
    https://youtu.be/jjM9E6d42-M

  • goingbrokes

    Groundless and unproven allegations, but hey, power media don’t need any proof!!! They mix up missile technology with nuclear technology and use one to prove the other (not). What a hatchet job.

  • John Brown

    Iran is doing what Japan and other countries are doing, which is perfectly legal and not in violation of the Non proliferation treaty. Building up their civilian nuclear industry and their aerospace / ballistic missile industry manufacturing capacity, to the point where for Iran 20 years from now, or Japan and others today and for the past 20 to 30 years or so if they wished, could produce a few hundred nuclear weapons very quickly and put them on missiles to carry them in a couple of months if they wanted to, before anyone realized it had happened.

    So any country that has a developed civilian nuclear industry and the capacity to launch satellites into space, can become a nuclear power in a couple of months if they wanted to before anyone knew about it. This is why Iran has no need and will not break its treaty.
    Soon the racist supremacist global Jewish slave empire will say that no country which has not been conquered by Israel and its racist supremacist global Jewish slave empire is allowed to have both a civilian nuclear industry and a civilian aerospace industry that can launch satellite into space.

  • Cheryl Brandon

    U$A, Leave Iran alone! It is their right to build whatever weapons they deem fit for defense. You cannot get on Iran’s case every single hour about their weapons when you are constantly threatening them and, running a propaganda campaign against therm since 1979????. Israhell should be the country being put under the spotlight every single moment of the day. .It was not Iran which dropped 638.000 bombs on kampuchea. It was not Iran who murdered 3,000,000 m Vietnamese people during the invasion of that country in the 68. It was not Iran who has been Ethnically Cleansing Palestine of Arabs since 1947. It is not Iran who is breaking down people’s property whilst they are still in the property in Palestine right now???? It was Iran who blow up the USS liberty Ship in 1967 then U$A president covered up the Jews crimes.So, leave Iran alone! Until you start addressing jewish crimes against the peoples of this world;eg 9/11 etc.Leave Iran alone!