Hassan Firuzabadi, senior navy advisor to Iran’s Supreme Chief Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and former chief of workers of the nation’s armed forces, has mentioned he believes that Western spies have used lizards to spy on Iran’s nuclear programme.
He was taking questions from native media following the demise of an Iranian-Canadian environmentalist in jail. The person in query, Kavous Seyed Emami, was arrested final month with a number of members of his wildlife NGO.
Firuzabadi mentioned he didn’t know particulars of the case, however claimed that the West had typically used individuals posing as vacationers and scientists to spy on Iran.
“A number of years in the past, some people got here to Iran to gather assist for Palestine… We have been suspicious of the route they selected,” Firuzabadi instructed ILNA information company (by way of Middle East Eye).
“Of their possessions have been a wide range of reptile desert species like lizards, chameleons… We discovered that their pores and skin attracts atomic waves and that they have been nuclear spies who wished to seek out out the place contained in the Islamic Republic of Iran we have now uranium mines and the place we’re engaged in atomic actions,” he mentioned.
He added that Western spy businesses have “failed each time” earlier than describing one other case involving a pair from Germany.
“They acquired them on a fishing boat from Dubai and Kuwait and despatched them to the Persian Gulf to determine our defence methods,” he mentioned. “However once we arrested them, they mentioned that they had come for fishing and have been vacationers.”
Human Rights Watch known as Emami’s demise “suspicious” on Tuesday (13 February) because the group urged Iranian authorities to analyze.
Sarah Leah Witson, HRW’s Center East director, mentioned: “Iranian judicial authorities suppose they will get away with claiming that Seyed Emami, a widely known professor, merely dedicated suicide whereas being detained in one of many highest-security wards of Evin jail.
“The Iranian judiciary way back misplaced its credibility after failing to analyze repeated incidents of torture and mistreatment in detention.”
Emami’s is the third alleged suicide in detention to be reported by Iranian authorities because the begin of the 12 months.