GERMANY - Supplied Tech Used in Syrian Chemical Attacks

Arno Froese

Germany’s Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control approved a license for a company to sell military applicable technology to Iranian companies that subsequently was used in Syrian regime chemical weapons attacks, reported the German publication Bild.

The German company Krempel, located near the southern city of Stuttgart, sold electronic press boards to Iranian companies that were used in the production of rockets.

The Jerusalem Post reported in 2017 that multiple German intelligence reports revealed that Iran sought chemical and biological weapon technology in the federal republic.

The research of the human rights group, Syrians for Truth and Justice, Bild and the online investigative journalist website Bellingcat, showed photographs of the rocket remains with the company logo of Krempel and the product signature: “Made in Germany.”

The company has facilities and distribution companies in the UK, Poland, China, the UK, US and Austria. It is unclear if the Krempel delivery of the advanced technology is a violation of UN regulations and US sanctions.

A spokesman for Krempel told Bild that the company was “shocked... that its Pressspan PSP-3040 apparently was used in motors that were applied to weapons of war.”

Bild wrote that the delivery of dual-use technology to Iran, which can be used for both military and civilian purposes, raises questions whether Germany’s export control policy is feeble.

A Chinese import-export company contacted a company in the German state that sells “complex metal producing machines,” the intelligence agency wrote. The technology would aid Iran’s development of ballistic missiles, it said.

Iran made nearly 40 attempts to obtain illicit nuclear and missile goods from Germany during 2016.

According to a WikiLeaks dispatch on Tehran’s role in chemical warfare: “New Zealand assesses that the cooperation is mainly driven by Iran’s desire for increased strategic importance in the region. New Zealand also assesses that Iran’s biotechnology sector is far more advanced than Syria’s, and Iran does not mind sharing its knowledge with Syria.”, 5 February 2018

Arno's commentary

Germany has refused to participate in any of the military conflicts since the Second World War. But, as this article shows, German technology is apparently sought after by states such as Iran, presently in conflict with the European world (West).

It is of interest that even communist China supports the accusation that Germany is supplying equipment and technology in violation of UN regulations and US sanctions.

Here again, the bottom line is money, profit; the more the better. Thus, we see the truth of the Scripture in 1 Timothy 6:10: “For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.” Although, it must be emphasized that this is particularly directed toward Christians—those who “…have erred from the faith.”

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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