A Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson issued the following statement today (8 January):
The Council of the European Union agreed today to adopt restrictive measures as a result of Iranian intelligence agency activities in Europe.
Our stance remains clear – we will not tolerate activities or plans for attacks by Iranian intelligence agencies in Europe. Germany and its European partners have strongly condemned these activities.
It has been made absolutely clear several times to the Iranian side that such unacceptable conduct has consequences. Germany was thus one of the countries to propose that two individuals and one entity be listed in connection with Iranian intelligence agency activities in the EU.
We are working intensively to uphold the Vienna nuclear agreement (JCPOA) with Iran. To this end, it is essential that Iran continues to meet its obligations under the agreement.