Germany investigating alleged Iranian plot
German prosecutors have opened an inquiry into allegations of an Iranian plot to attack US bases on German soil, prosecutor-general Harald Range confirmed in Karlsruhe on Thursday, DPA reported.
He was referring to a report in the mass-circulation newspaper Bild that a German businessman was suspected of espionage for the purpose of sabotage. He was alleged to have secretly met with Iranian diplomats posted to Berlin, the newspaper said.
It speculated that Iranian agents were preparing to attack US airbases in Germany if the United States took part in any kind of attack on Iran, which the West suspects of making nuclear weapons.
"It is correct that a prosecutor's investigation has been opened about this matter in the newspaper," Range told a news conference.
"We are investigating, but at the same time we can rule out that there is any immediate danger," added Joerg Ziercke, chief of the federal police service.