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Ex-Iran military leader: Western nations use lizards to spy.

Iran’s former military leader leveled a cold-blooded charge Tuesday — that Western spooks used lizards to “attract atomic waves” as part of their espionage on his country’s nuclear program. Hassan Firuzabadi, top military adviser to leading mullah Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, was responding to questions from local journalists on the recent arrest of environmentalists. He said...
Time: 09:48     Date: 13.02.2018
Last US News: Ex-Iran military leader: Western nations use lizards to spy. NY Post 24 - US News

Hassan Firuzabadi, top military adviser to leading mullah Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, was responding to questions from local journalists on the recent arrest of environmentalists.

“Several years ago, some individuals came to Iran to collect aid for Palestine… We were suspicious of the route they chose,” he told the reformist ILNA news agency, the Times of Israel reported.

“In their possessions were a variety of reptile desert species like lizards, chameleons… We found out that their skin attracts atomic waves and that they were nuclear spies who wanted to find out where inside the Islamic Republic of Iran we have uranium mines and where we are engaged in atomic activities,” he said.

Firuzabadi, who noted that the spies “failed every time,” made his comments amid reports that Iranian-Canadian environmentalist Kavous Seyed Emami had committed suicide in prison after he was arrested along with other members of his wildlife group last month.

Several spying allegations involving wildlife have been made against Israel in the past few years.

In January 2016, Lebanese civilians captured a griffon vulture wearing an Israeli tracking device, but released it when they realized the gadget was meant for scientific research rather than espionage.

Several months earlier, Hamas claimed to have caught a dolphin wearing Israeli spying equipment.

Turkish media also have reported about allegations that birds tagged with Israeli university tracking devices were on spy missions.

In 2012, an eagle with an Israeli tag was captured in Sudan and alleged to be a on a mission for the Jewish state’s Mossad spy agency.

Two years earlier, an Egyptian official claimed sharks somehow controlled by Israel may have been involved in several attacks on tourists in the Red Sea.

Metro

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Opinion

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Living

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Business

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Metro

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Sport

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