Yesterday, a German company that supplied several parts for chemical rockets to Iran that were used in the Syrian chemical attacks in January and February rejected U.S. warnings about doing business with the Iranian regime. Believe it or not, this company plans to continue doing business with the terrorist state despite the sanctions.
According to different reports, under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Sigal Mandelker warned the German company called the Krempel Group that there continue to be ongoing risks with “doing business there.”
Mandelker explained that’s because the Iranian regime hasn’t reformed their system, pointing out Iran is supporting terrorist organizations Hamas and Hezbollah, as well as Syrian President Bashar Assad.
In addition to Krempel, Mandelker also warned some other companies about the risks of these kinds of businesses.
Apparently, he noted that the banking system of Iran wasn’t transparent, pointing out that the onus of responsibility lies in the Islamic Republic.
Mandelker explained that his department will continue to highlight the risks of doing business there because companies haven’t taken the actions that they have promised they would.
According to the Jerusalem Post, Krempel explained that despite the American warning, it is still doing business with the Islamic regime.
This German company, which sold electronics press boards used in the production of Iranian rockets, claimed that Krempel Group complies strictly with legal guidelines.
Also, the company pointed out that it seeks legal advice and applies corresponding measures in order to remain in compliance every time there’s an unclear situation such as this one. They seem content to hide behind the facade of doing legitimate business when they are aware of the consequences.
Different reports reveal that the Krempel material was used in the gassing of 21 innocent adults and children. This is an unspeakable situation in which this German company is definitely taking a very controversial step.
The German company said that it now delivers a different Presspan exclusively to an original equipment manufacturer in the Islamic country since they say they can know the end usage.
They added that the company terminated doing business with the two buyers in Iran who aided in delivering the Krempel material for the chemical weapons attacks in Syria.
Regarding this huge controversy, German Green Party member Volker Beck told different outlets that his country has apparently allowed the delivery of dual-use goods to the Iranian regime over the last few years.
Beck claimed that it is completely unacceptable since he believes one cannot stress the special relations to the Jewish State of Israel and at the same time deliver material for Iranian rockets that constantly threaten the existence of it.
Finally, the prominent member of the German Green Party told reporters that the victims of the Assad regime in Syria are paying the price for this incredible mistake.
A Senior Fellow at the Israel Project named Julie Lenarz brutally criticized the German company for continuing to do business with the Iranian regime.
Lenarz pointed out that the entire world watched the harrowing footage of children foaming at the mouth, and dying in agony from exposure to chemical weapons that were used against them.
She then explained that if any politician wants to move beyond what she labeled as the “empty mantras of condemnation,” they can start by punishing every single protector of the tyrannical Assad regime.
According to Lenarz, European nations and companies have flocked to Tehran for lucrative business deals since the nuclear accord was signed three years ago.
Lenarz said that the consequences of this reality have been grim.
The Senior Fellow added that even when this is an undeniable fact, the German company refuses to stop trading with the Iranian regime, hiding behind smug legal truisms.
Furthermore, Lenarz claimed that no company with any robust ethical code, nor any country with a moral compass intact could regard the Iranian regime as a legitimate business partner.
After all, she detailed that the Islamic Republic is not only well-known for being the number one state sponsor of terror, but also for being the greatest threat to stability in the Middle East.
As reported by the Jerusalem Post, German exports to Iran increased last year by 19 percent, amounting to just under €2.4 billion in export volume.