London, 17 Jan – The Iranian Resistance has urged Germany to shut down the Iranian Regime’s embassy for its role in terror and espionage and praised the German police for raids on Iranian spies.
The German office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) released a statement early Wednesday morning praising German authorities for their Tuesday raids on the homes and workplaces of 10 people who are suspected of spying on behalf of the Iranian Regime and its secret services.
The statement from the NCRI’s German office read: “The revelation of this espionage and terrorist network in Germany clearly reaffirms the reality that the Iranian regime has exploited the policy of appeasement to expand its terrorist and spy network in Germany in recent years. These activities not only endanger the security of Iranian refugees in Europe, but also pose a serious threat to the security of Germany and other European countries.”
Although, no one has been arrested yet, the individuals in question are suspected of spying on individuals and locations in Germany for the terrorist Quds Force branch of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC).
Frauke Koehler, a spokesperson for the Federal Prosecutors Office of Germany in Karlsruhe, said: “We believe the suspects spied on institutions and persons in Germany on behalf of an intelligence unit associated with Iran.”
The raids followed an investigation and tip-off by Germany’s domestic intelligence agency.
The NCRI’s German office also warned that the Iranian Regime’s Berlin embassy is crucial to Iran’s espionage and terror network in Germany; a fact underscored by the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) in its latest report.
The BfV report read: “The official Bureau of the Ministry of Intelligence and Security in the Iranian Embassy in Berlin plays an important role in surveillance activities of the secret services. In addition to conducting its independent intelligence activities, it [provides] support to activities that are directed by the headquarters of the MOIS in Tehran.”
Much of this surveillance for the MOIS focuses on members of the NCRI and the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) in Germany.
The NCRI’s German office wrote: “The only way to put an end to the ominous phenomenon of terrorism by the Iranian regime in Germany is the closure of its embassy. This is a centre for expanding terrorism and fundamentalism.
The Iranian regime’s agents and spies should be expelled from Germany.”
Last month, Germany summoned Iran’s ambassador to warn the Regime against spying on those with close ties to Israel, calling such acts an “unacceptable” breach of German law.