Iranian Minister dismisses news of sabotage on country's nuclear facilities
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 30 /Trend, N. Umid
Iranian Minister of Intelligence, Mahmoud Alavi has dismissed news of sabotage on the country's nuclear facilities, ICANA news agency reported.
Early in October, head of the Atomic Energy Organisation 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.
Salehi underlined that those arrested are under investigation by the country's Intelligence Ministry.
ICANA quoted Alavi as saying the four people who had been arrested recently in one of the nuclear facilities are scrap metal thieves.
Responding to the intelligence minister's comment, Salehi said to ICANA that if the intelligence ministry investigates the issue and announces they are thieves, AEOI will agree because those arrested have been investigated by the intelligence ministry.
Salehi also criticised Alavai off the record saying "What interesting thieves they are to have dug under a concrete wall in that difficult situation and attempted to enter the nuclear site."