Germany says Iran violating U.N. missile resolutions


( German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Iran is violating United Nations Security Council regulations concerning its ballistic missile program.

During remarks to the German Bundestag, Merkel said that Iran "continued unabatedto develop its rocket program in conflict with the relevant provisions of the UN Security Council,” the Jerusalem Post reported.

Iran testing its Emad ballistic missile in October 2015. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

The statement by the German leader comes following a report by the country’s intelligence agency, The Federal Office for the Protection of the Consitution,  that said Iran continued to seek illegal nuclear technology in 2015.

Iran’s “illegal proliferation-sensitive procurement activities in Germany registered by the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution persisted in 2015 at what is, even by international standards, a quantitatively high level. This holds true in particular with regard to items which can be used in the field of nuclear technology,” the report said.

Additionally, the reported noted “a further increase in the already considerable procurement efforts in connection with Iran's ambitious missile technology program which could, among other things, potentially serve to deliver nuclear weapons. Against this backdrop it is safe to expect that Iran will continue it sensitive procurement activities in Germany using clandestine methods to achieve its objectives.”

Posted on July 7, 2016 .