Officers from the Bavarian Office for the Protection of the Constitution found Iran to be a “risk country” that is “making efforts to expand its conventional arsenal of weapons with weapons of mass destruction”. The agency, Bavaria’s equivalent of M15, defined weapons of mass destruction as “the spread of atomic, biological, chemical weapons of mass destruction.” The German report emerged as tensions in the Middle East continue to soar.
US defence chiefs beefed up their military presence in the Gulf by deploying the the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group to the volatile region and warned American citizens to steer clear in response to unspecified threats from Iran.
Washington has also has accused Iran of being behind a string of incidents, including the sabotage of oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates and a rocket that landed near the US Embassy in Baghdad.
Tehran-backed Houthi rebels have been firing rockets in to Saudi Arabia from neighbouring Yemen as…
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