Germany: Assassination Plot and Espionage Proves Necessity of Ending Relations With Iran

German politician Reinhold Robbe was the recent target of an assassination plot. Additionally, a business college in Paris and a professor of that facility were spied upon.  These actions are all attributed to the regime in Iran, and prove the need to end relations with this regime, as well as to expel its agents from European countries. Inaction regarding a regime described by the Iranian people as the “Godfather of Daesh (ISIS/ISIL)” has encouraged it to escalate its actions.

That the regime has taken advantage of economic and diplomatic relations, is evident in the events that have taken place during last few years. As reported by the National Council of Resistance of Iran on January 9, exchange students and even refugee facilitation is being employed, especially in European countries, to pursue objectives such as terrorizing, spying, denying security for refugees, bypassing sanctions, and purchasing banned items. The freedom of movement enjoyed by this regime’s agents in Europe has made Iran a serious threat for security in the Green Continent.

According to reports in German media reports that cited the country’s federal prosecutor,  Iran’s intelligence agency was spying on Robbe, former president of the German-Israel friendship society and the possible target of an assassination attempt by Iran’s intelligence agency. 

In July 2016, a Pakistani agent of the Iranian regime was arrested in on suspicion of espionage activities, and was also suspected of spying on a French-Israeli professor at a Paris business college.

According to German media, “based on the indictment bill, the federal prosecutor believes the espionage effort aimed to gain information on possible targets for attacks… the individuals charged of espionage had specifically mapped commuting routes used by the Socialist Democrat politician, and obtained intelligence about the German-Israeli Society building. This is analyzed as clear reasoning for preparations of an attack.”

There are rumors of another Iranian intelligence agent, born in Pakistan and involved in this case, who is on the run.

To clear their tracks and prevent consequences of criminal espionage and terrorist plots, Iran employs non-Iranian agents, including many from Lebanon and Pakistan. The widespread use of Lebanese, Pakistani, Afghan and others to kill the Syrian people has provided more opportunities for the Iranian regime to select and train agents for missions in Europe.

Although European intelligence/security agencies are fully informed of Tehran’s intentions, officials of the Iranian regime, and its agents, are allowed to freely commute to this continent.

The 2015 Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution report states, “Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence (MOIS) remains the most important element behind the activities against Germany. Its focus is especially on the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran and National Council of Resistance of Iran. Alongside these intelligence and reconnaissance measures against German systems and equipment inside and abroad, first and foremost the interests of Germany’s long-term objectives lie in the fields of foreign policy and security… controlling intelligence activities to obtain information is carried out by the main base of the Ministry of Intelligence and Security in Tehran.”

The report adds, “Simultaneously, the main and legal center of Iran’s MOIS in Berlin carries out very important activities and tasks focusing on intelligence gathering. This includes supporting and pursuing intelligence operations ordered by the MOIS base; (these operations) are mainly against targets in Germany, but in various cases they are against individuals or facilities in European countries. Colleagues in Iran’s consulates in Germany have a duty to support the MOIS central and legal base.”