Iran official makes contradictory ‘CIA infiltration’ claim
Tehran, Iran, March 1
By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
A CIA agent, who was given a mission to infiltrate Iran, traveled to Tehran around June and visited all the universities in the city, Secretary of Iran's Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaee has claimed.
"In the future, we will release many documents about him," said Rezaee, who formerly served as the commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, Tasnim news agency reported March 1.
"That man is the first person who went to the USSR after the atmosphere eased there," Rezaee said, without making any further clarification.
But Rezaee, despite claiming that the CIA agent visited Iran around June last year, further said the person came to the country following the signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA, aka nuclear deal) by Iran and the P5+1 (the US, the UK, France, Russia, China, and Germany), which took place on July 14, 2015.
The JCPOA was backed by an IAEA report testifying to the peacefulness of Iran's nuclear program and was put into force on Jan. 16, 2016, ending long claims over Iran's nuclear ambitions by curbing its nuclear activities.
"We are facing enemies who are ahead of us by 100 years in terms of science and technology. They don't have any problems with nuclear bombs... or missiles. They have problems with our scientific advancement," claimed Rezaee.
Iranian officials, including Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, have been warning that "enemies" have special plans for infiltrating the country in the post-JCPOA era.
A number of Iran's nuclear scientists have been assassinated in the past. Tehran accuses its "enemies" of having plotted the assassinations as a bid to hamper the country's progress.