The Bushehr nuclear reactor in southern Iran
Iran said Tuesday it has arrested a man on suspicion of selling nuclear secrets to an exiled Iranian opposition group, state radio reported.
The report didn’t identify the suspected spy, but said he had been working at the Iranian Parliament’s Research Center, an organization that advises lawmakers on foreign and strategic issues.
“The man transferred classified information, including a bulletin on nuclear activities, to the hypocrites,” state radio said, referring to the People’s Mujahedeen of Iran.
The Paris-based group, regarded as a terrorist organization by the United States, has frequently made accusations about Iran’s nuclear activities, reporting on what it says is secret information received from insiders in Iran.
In 2002, the group disclosed the existence of two previously secret nuclear facilities, a pilot uranium enrichment plant at Natanz and a research reactor being built in the city of Arak, which turned out to house Iran’s uranium enrichment program and a hard-water reactor project. Other claims by the group have not been substantiated.
Cold War intrigue grips Iran’s nuclear program…….
One of ours?
The Natanz uranium enrichment complex in Natanz is pictured in this January 2, 2006 satellite image.
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