Iran moves to sidestep ballistic-missile sanctions with German weapons companies

(Worthy News) – Tehran is soliciting German defense firms to support its ballistic missile program, in an attempt to sidestep harsh international sanctions designed to prevent Iran from obtaining such weaponry.

German intelligence officials have put the country’s weapons makers on notice regarding possible support for the missile program, reminding defense firms that sales of specific rocket and missile technology to Iran is in direct violation of standing restrictions on such support, Reuters reported Thursday.

“It is important to note that Iran continues to pursue an ambitious rocket and missile technology program which is not affected by the sanctions relief,” a document drafted by Germany’s intelligence directorate, known as the Federal Intelligence Service, stated. [ Source: Washington Times (Read More…) ]