Will Germany Be Drawn Into a War With Iran?

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz talks with the heads of G-7 about the current situation after Iran attacked Israel with missiles overnight on April 14.
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Will Germany Be Drawn Into a War With Iran?

Following Iran’s attack on Israel over the weekend, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz posted on X on April 14: “The attack on Israeli territory that Iran launched tonight is unjustifiable and highly irresponsible. Iran risks a further escalation in the region. Germany stands by Israel, and we will discuss the situation with our allies.” Some believe verbal and diplomatic support won’t be enough—Germany could be drawn into a war with Iran.

Prior to the attack, Social Democrat foreign-policy spokesman Nils Schmid told Tagesspiegel:

Should Iran make a terrible miscalculation and actually attack Israel directly, Germany will stand by its side—and if necessary, supply weapons to defend Israel against the Iranian regime’s will to destroy it.

Iran indeed wants to destroy Israel. Germany is Israel’s second-biggest weapons supplier, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, which estimates that 30 percent of Israel’s arms between 2019 and 2023 came from German manufacturers. This means Israel relies on Germany to sustain its war against Iran. After Iran’s attack, which included 300 drones and cruise missiles, the war could escalate further. How will Germany respond?

“Our response will be much larger than tonight’s military action if Israel retaliates against Iran,” Iranian armed forces’ Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Mohammed Bagheri told state tv following the attack. This means Germany’s support for Israel could soon be tested to its core. Germany’s Welt wrote yesterday:

For the time being, Germany does not have to do more than it has already done: namely warning Iran against further attacks. However, the crisis may not yet have reached its climax. If the war continues to escalate, the moment may very soon come when Germany will have to decide what the concept of Israel’s right to exist as a German reason of state actually means.

After Germany’s attempt to blot out all Jewish life in World War ii, its postwar leaders promised Israel’s right to exist would be guaranteed in the future. How far will Germany go to ensure this pledge in upcoming conflicts?

“Germany should react in a tough and united manner in coordination with the United States, the United Kingdom and the European Union,” Michael Roth, head of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the Bundestag, told Der Spiegel. “We need a fundamental rethink in our Iran policy: Iran is the biggest threat to peace in the Middle East.” Germany is still Iran’s most important trading partner in Europe: This will have to change.

At the same time, Germany is realizing diplomacy has failed. German foreign-policy expert Ralf Stegner told Spiegel: “Iran’s military attack against Israel shows how justified the warnings were that there could be an escalation in the Middle East.”

Yet Western leaders are trying to convince Israel to deescalate through diplomacy. Welt noted:

All signs point to the fact that the [United States] is currently working hard to persuade Israel to react as moderately as possible to the attack, despite all the public messages of solidarity. In all likelihood, this will also be part of Berlin’s message to the attacked partners in Jerusalem.

The Gaza conflict could escalate into a major interstate war affecting the entire region—including Germany.

While the U.S. can afford to watch the conflict from afar, Germany is directly impacted by it.

Iran is threatening to close the Strait of Hormuz and intensify Houthi attacks on merchant ships in the Red Sea. This would greatly impact trade between Europe and Asia and cause the prices of goods and energy to further skyrocket. It would also lead to greater migration that could exceed numbers from 2015 and 2016.

Additionally, as Welt noted: “The German armed forces would also be caught in the crossfire. The German Navy is already securing commercial shipping as part of an EU mission in the sea area that could soon become a hot battlefield.”

In our latest Trumpet magazine, editor in chief Gerald Flurry warned of this exact scenario:

Iran is pushing. Remember, the Houthi puppets are directed by Iran, and Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons! Will this be the big push that triggers far greater wars? It certainly could be. Right now, it looks to me like it is. We will have to see.

In that article, Mr. Flurry expounded on a prophecy recorded in Daniel 11:40: “And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.”

This prophecy refers to a clash between a European empire led by Germany and radical Islam led by Iran. It indicates Iran will be directly pushing at Europe. Germany’s verbal support for Israel, its mission in the Red Sea, its economic dependability and fear of new migrant flows could force it to respond to Iran’s push.

As Mr. Flurry noted, these prophecies could be fulfilled at any moment. That will mark the beginning of a series of Bible prophecies recorded thousands of years ago for our time. Learn more by reading “Is the Red Sea Crisis About to Fulfill Bible Prophecy?