Iran’s Western enemies used lizards that “attract atomic waves” to spy on the country’s nuclear program, the former chief-of-staff of Iran’s military announced Tuesday.
Speaking to local reporters, Hassan Firuzabadi, a senior adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said that the West frequently spies on Iran using tourists and environmentalists.
“Several years ago, some individuals came to Iran to collect aid for Palestine…. We were suspicious of the route they chose,” Firuzabadi told local media, AFP reports.
Keep up with this story and more by subscribing now
“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,” Firuzabadi said.
The accusations come in the wake of reports that a Canadian-Iranian …
READ MORE ON NEWSWEEK.COM