German law enforcement officials reportedly believe that Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), which is a designated terrorist organization by the U.S., is behind a series of attacks on Jewish centers inside the country.
Iran International reported that Iran conducts the operations by hiring criminals outside of Iran.
Police have launched a probe investigating a terrorist cell in North Rhine-Westphalia, the report said. At least one of the suspects is believed to have been radicalized a while ago.
German intelligence believes that the IRGC is behind some of the anti-Semitic attacks inside the country, the report said.
Examples of the attacks include a shooting at a synagogue, arson at a synagogue, and other attacks on Jewish houses of worship.
“We’re talking about state terrorism here,” an investigator said in reference to a German-Iranian suspect referred to as Ramin Y.
“Ramin Y. is the founder of the Mönchengladbach branch of the rocker club Hells Angels and is wanted on an international arrest warrant for, among other things, a murder in the rocker milieu,” German TV Tagesschau reported, according to the Jerusalem Post.
The suspect is “is accused of throwing a Molotov cocktail at a school that is directly adjacent to the Bochum synagogue,” the translated German report said.
“He is also said to have tried to persuade another man to carry out an arson attack on the Dortmund synagogue,” the report added. “According to Kontraste information, he is said to have threatened the man if he did not cooperate. However, this man revealed himself as a witness to the police.”
German lawmakers have in recent days pushed to designate the IRGC as a terrorist organization.
Iran stoked international outrage late last month after an Iranian man who honked the horn of his car to celebrate Iran’s defeat by the United States in the World Cup was reportedly murdered by the despotic regime’s security forces.
According to Iran International, sources informed the outlet that Mehran Samak was shot in the head by security officials after he and his fiancée were honking their car horn in the wake of Team Iran’s loss.
Hank Berrien contributed to this report.