A new Swedish intelligence report accuses the Islamic Republic of Iran of illegal attempts to secure nuclear weapons technology in the Scandinavian nation during 2021.
The Swedish document places new question marks over the efficacy of the controversial Iran nuclear deal that rewards the clerical regime with up to $275 billion in economic benefits during the first year of an agreement and as much as $1 trillion by 2030, according to one estimate.
The formal name for the intelligence report—the Swedish Security Yearbook—revealed “Iran also conducts industrial espionage such as primarily aimed at Swedish high-tech industry and Swedish products that can be used in a nuclear weapons program.”
The 80-page intelligence report which lists national security threats to Sweden noted “Iranian intelligence officers act, among other things, under diplomatic cover in Sweden.”
A spokesman for the Swedish Security Service said, “The Swedish Security Service considers Iran to be one of the three countries that poses the gravest security threat to Sweden and Swedish interests.
The other two being Russia and China.”
When asked about the nature of Iran’s efforts to secure illicit nuclear weapons technology, the spokesman said, “As a national security service much of our information derives from classified intelligence. We are unable to go in to more detail other than is stated in the Yearbook.”