BERLIN – Germany’s multi-billion euro bilateral trade relationship with Iran
continues unabated, even as evidence mounts that the Islamic Republic is
determined to build a nuclear weapons capability.
The Jerusalem Post has
obtained an uncensored list from late 2011, showing hundreds of German and
Iranian enterprises in a flourishing trade relationship.
This is despite
Iran’s construction of Fordow, a medium-level uranium enrichment facility buried
into the side of a mountain near Qom, and the fact that the German equipment
could be used to build more underground nuclear facilities.
businesses have asked that their names be removed from the list to avoid damage
to their reputations.
One company named is Baden-Württemberg-based
engineering giant Herrenknecht AG, which appears to be delivering heavy
tunneling equipment to Iran – some of which is promoted as having the capability
of “drilling down to depths of 6,000 meters.”