A high ranking Iranian official is claiming that western countries used lizards capable of attracting “atomic waves” to spy on Iran’s nuclear program, according to reports based on local Iranian news this week.
Hassan Firouzabadi, a senior military adviser to Iran’s supreme leader, on Tuesday told Iranian media that several years ago western spies entered Iran pretending to collect aid for Palestine that were actually there to spy on the country’s uranium mines and nuclear activities.
Firouzabadi said the Iranian government was suspicious of the routes the supposed aide workers chose and found that they also carried with them some special reptiles, according to the news agency ILNA and reported by multiple English-language outlets.
“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,” Firouzabadi said, according to the reported translation.
The spies ultimately failed in their mission, Firouzabadi said.