Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Iran Denies Recent Report of Sabotage on Nuclear Facilities

Iranian Minister of Intelligence Mahmoud Alavi today dismissed news of sabotage on the country's nuclear facilities, the Islamic Consultative Assembly News Agency (ICANA) reported today.

Early in October, director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Ali Akbar Salehi announced that Tehran has arrested four people in connection with a plot to sabotage the country's nuclear facilities.

The intelligence minister was quoted by ICANA, however, that the four people who had been arrested in one of the nuclear facilities were scrap metal thieves.

Upon hearing the verdict by the minister, AEOI’s Salehi said, “What interesting thieves they are to have dug under a concrete wall in that difficult situation and attempted to enter the nuclear site (for scrap metal.” (ICANA/TREND, 30 October)

File photo: Iranian Minister of Intelligence Mahmoud Alavi (ICANA/TREND)

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