The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) has published a report on Iranian regime’s assassination plot targeting a German politician and how its intelligence uses non-Iranian agents and terrorist plots.
German federal prosecutors pressed charges against a 31-year-old Pakistani student who they believe targeted on the head of the German-Israel Friendship Society and on economic entities.
The indictment of the 31-year-old citizen of Pakistan – identified only as “Syed Mustufa H.” – said he is suspected of intelligence activity from July 2015 to July 2016 on behalf of Iran’s regime. The federal prosecutor alleged that Mustufa spied on “institutions and persons.”
The suspected agent officially studied engineering in Bremen and also worked at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in the northern German city, the reports said.
The targeted persons
The main targeted person, according to the reports, was Social Democratic Party (SPD) politician Reinhold Robbe.
Robbe served as president of the German-Israeli Society (DIG) until 2015. From 1994 to 2005, Robbe served as a Social Democratic Party deputy in the Bundestag. He later served as the parliamentary commissioner for the armed forces in the Bundestag.
The suspect compiled a thorough “movement profile” on Robbe and staked out the DIG offices in Berlin – signs authorities said were a clear indication of an assassination attempt.
The suspect paid particularly close attention to Robbe’s public transportation travel habits and charted alternate routes that he took on the way to the DIG Berlin building.
The Pakistani man is also accused of spying on a French-Israeli professor at a business school in Paris on behalf of Iranian intelligence. The suspect was previously detained by authorities in July 2016 under suspicion of espionage and was known to Germany’s domestic intelligence agency (BfV). The Pakistani suspect is believed to have been spying for Iran since July 2015.
The WDR channel reported that a second Pakistani suspect was arrested but was later released due to insufficient evidence. The suspect scrubbed his entire computer server of possibly incriminating information and departed the Federal Republic after his detainment.
security agencies speculate that the Iranian government could have been preparing a retaliatory move against people closely linked to Israel should Israel carry out airstrikes against Iranian nuclear power plants.
Iran takes advantage of ties with the west
According to the NCRI report, the Iranian regime has taken advantage of economic and diplomatic relations, exchange students and even refugee facilitation–especially in European countries–to pursue objectives in terrorizing, spying and denying security for refugees, bypassing sanctions, purchasing banned items and … The freedom of movement enjoyed by this regime’s agents in Europe has evolved Iran into a serious threat for security in the Green Continent.
Iran employs non-Iranian agents, including from Lebanon and Pakistan, to clear any tracks and prevent consequences of criminal espionage and terrorist plots. The widespread use of Lebanese, Pakistani, Afghan and other others as proxies to kill the Syrian people has provided far more opportunities for the Iranian regime to select and train adequate agents for espionage and terrorist missions in Europe.
The Iranian regime and its agents are allowed to freely commute to this continent while European intelligence/security agencies are fully informed of Tehran’s intentions. The 2015 Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution report states in this regard, “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.”
“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,” the report adds.
These assassination plots made by the religious fascism ruling Iran, redouble the necessity to end relations with this terrorist and fundamentalist regime, and to expel its agents from these European countries, the report finalizes.