Report: Iran is actively working to upgrade military weapons to weapons of mass destruction

Report: Iran is actively working to upgrade military weapons to weapons of mass destruction
Iran is working to upgrade its military weapons to weapons of mass destruction, a new report from German intelligence concluded. (Majid/Getty Images)

A newly released German intelligence report from the state of Bavaria concluded that Iran is actively working to convert its military weapons stockpile into weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear weapons.

The report provides more evidence that former President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, which allegedly thwarted Iran from becoming a nuclear power, was a failure.

What are the details?

According to the Jerusalem Post, the intelligence report discovered that numerous American enemies are working to convert weapons in addition to Iran, including North Korea, Pakistan, and Syria.

“Iran, North Korea, Syria and Pakistan are making efforts to expand their conventional weapons arsenal through the production of weapons of mass destruction,” the 312-page report declared.

Developing weapons of mass destruction is defined in the report “as the illegal propagation of atomic, biological and chemical weapons and the production of their applicable products.”

The report came from the Munich-based German intelligence agency that is the rough equivalent of the FBI.

The findings come after it was discovered Iran was actively working in Germany — via the infamous Quds Force — to gather intelligence and “know-how” regarding the successful development of weapons of mass destruction.

The Post reported:

The Bavarian intelligence agency said Iran seeks construction parts and the necessary know-how in Germany and other highly developed technological countries to develop its illicit program for weapons of mass destruction. German intelligence agencies documented Iranian regime efforts in 2017 to purchase illegal material and technology from German companies.

In addition, an earlier report concluded that Quds Forces stationed in Germany have a mission to “spy on Israeli and pro-Israel institutions, Israeli nationals living in Germany, and people of the Jewish faith.”

What about the Iran nuclear deal?

President Donald Trump announced in May the U.S. would be leaving the Iran nuclear deal, which is formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. It was made under Obama in 2015 and allegedly stopped Iran from procuring nuclear weapons in exchange for the U.S. to lift decades-old sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

However, the deal doesn’t appear to be completely dead. After Trump’s withdrawal, European leaders, including the European Union, said they would work to uphold the deal in America’s absence.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is currently in Europe to meet with European leaders about the deal.