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A 112-page intelligence report from Saarland Germany, Iran has looked to obtain information and items in Germany to advance its weapons of mass destruction programs.
Previous reports by other state-level domestic intelligence agencies working within Germany’s federal system have, in recent years, reported that Iran has used its spy networks to advance its nuclear weapons program.
The evidence has seemed at odds with Berlin’s continued support for the 2015 nuclear accord with Tehran in which the latter pledged to give up its designs on a nuclear weapons program in exchange for sanctions relief.
The recent Saarland report detailed how Iran had maintained a “a main focus” on “possible [nuclear] proliferation relevant activities”.
Germany’s 16 federal states have their own local domestic intelligence service. Each state releases an annual report documenting threats to the democratic order of the state.