03-07-2020 06:38 PM Jerusalem Timing

Sunday Times: Iran Finds Spying Device at Fordow

Sunday Times: Iran Finds Spying Device at Fordow

British newspaper the Sunday Times reported that Ian has discovered an electric monitoring device disguised as rock near the country’s Fordow nuclear energy facility

British newspaper the Sunday Times reported that Ian has discovered an electric monitoring device disguised as rock near the country’s Fordow nuclear energy facility.

FordowThe device was found by the members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) who were checking on communications terminals at Fordow last month, the daily reported citing western intelligence sources.

The self-destructing device exploded when the IRGC members tried to move what they thought to be a rock. The device could reportedly intercept data from the Fordow computers, the daily said.

Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Dr. Fereydoun Abbasi had earlier revealed sabotage operations at Iran’s Fordow nuclear facility just ahead of a scheduled visit by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors in August.

The chairman of Iran’s Majlis (parliament) National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Alaeddin Boroujerdi also said today that nuclear equipment sold to Iran by the German engineering giant Siemens contained explosives aimed at sabotaging the Iranian nuclear facilities.

The lawmaker said the explosives had been planted in the devices by Siemens and that the German company “must be accountable for this action.”

Siemens has, however, denied selling explosive-laden devices to Iran.