Iranian official: Mossad, CIA use lizards to spy on Iran

Western espionage agencies used a variety of reptiles to spy on Iran’s nuclear program, an Iranian military official claimed. 

By: World Israel News Staff

Mossad and CIA spies used lizards which can “attract atomic waves” to spy on Iran’s nuclear program, the former Iranian army chief-of-staff claimed on Tuesday.

Hassan Firouzabadi, senior military adviser to supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said he did not know the details of the cases, but that the West had often also used tourists, scientists and environmentalists to spy on Iran.

He told the ILNA news agency that “several years ago, some individuals came to Iran to collect aid for Palestine … We were suspicious of the route they chose.”

“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 told ILNA, according to AFP.

Firouzabadi made the comments in response to a question regarding the recent death of Iranian-Canadian environmentalist Kavous Seyed Emami, who died in prison after he was arrested along with other members of his wildlife NGO last month. Iranian authorities claimed he committed suicide.

Firouzabadi further asserted that Western spy agencies have “failed every time.”

He recounted another alleged espionage case which involved a couple from Germany.

“They got them on a fishing boat from Dubai and Kuwait and sent them to the Persian Gulf to identify our defense systems,” he said. “But when we arrested them, they said they had come for fishing and were tourists.”

Israel has reputedly been accused by several countries and terror organization in the region of using animals, birds and even dolphins to spy on them.