Senior legislator: Ukrainian nuclear spy hired by US to impair Iran-Russia ties

TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian lawmaker said a Ukrainian spy has been arrested by the security forces at Bushehr nuclear power plant, adding that he had been hired by the US to damage the relations between Tehran and Moscow through sabotage operations.

“The espionage operations had been ordered by the US and Britain to disturb the relations between Iran and Russia on the threshold of the endorsement of a contract (with Moscow) on the construction of the second and third nuclear power plants in Bushehr,” Vice-Chairman of the parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Mansour Haqiqatpour said in an interview with the parliament’s news website on Monday.

Stressing that the espionage operations of the Ukrainian national needs to go under a thorough investigations, he called for the trial and punishment of the spy through cooperation with Russia and the Iranian Judiciary to prevent similar cases in future.

His remarks came after a Sunday report in the Persian-Language Hamshahri paper said that Iran’s law enforcement police have detained a Ukrainian citizen, who is suspected of sabotage on the country’s only nuclear power plant in Bushehr.

The “Ukrainian expert” infiltrated Bushehr being affiliated with a Russian contractor.

The report did not specify the time of the incident and the type of the sabotage acts.

By Fars News Agency

 

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