German authorities conducted raids targeting ten suspected Iranian agents on Tuesday morning, amid growing concern about the Tehran regime’s espionage activities in the country.
No arrests were reported during the police operations in Berlin and the states of Baden-Wuerttemberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, and Bavaria. A spokesman for the federal prosecutor, Stefan Biehl, said the raids were prompted by information received from Germany’s domestic intelligence service, the Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), which is in charge of Germany’s counterespionage operations.
Biehl said the suspects were thought to have “spied on institutions and persons in Germany on behalf of an entity associated with Iran.” According to the German magazine Focus, Iran is actively spying on Israeli diplomats, Jewish organizations and Iranian dissidents in the country. The magazine claimed that Tuesday’s raids were connected to Iran’s Quds Force — the foreign operations arm of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps commanded by Gen. Qassem Soleimani — although authorities have not confirmed that.
by Algemeiner Staff