Germany: Iranian arrested over plot to commit Islamist-motivated attack

Israel National News reports: “German police have taken into custody a 32-year-old Iranian citizen suspected of having procured deadly poisons cyanide and ricin to commit an ‘Islamist-motivated’ attack, authorities in western Germany said on Sunday, according to Reuters.

The residence of the suspect in the city of Castrop-Rauxel was searched as part of the investigation, said a joint press release from the Duesseldorf public prosecutor’s office and police in the cities of Recklinghausen and Muenster.

Police said the Iranian was suspected of having planned a ‘serious act of violence endangering the state’ by allegedly procuring cyanide and ricin to commit an Islamist-motivated attack.

This offense carries a prison sentence of between 6 months to 10 years.

‘Germany continues to be a direct target of Islamist terrorist organizations. Islamist-motivated lone perpetrators are another considerable danger,’ German Interior Minister Nancy Faeser said following news of the investigation…”

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