Iran claimed Thursday that it had foiled a major plan by Israel’s Mossad spy agency to sabotage its missile production and its defense industry as a whole, APA reports citing The Times of Israel.
“The intelligence unit of the defense ministry thwarted one of the largest sabotage plots targeting Iran’s missile, aviation and airspace military industry,” state TV said, according to Reuters. “This sabotage was carried out under the guidance of the Zionist intelligence services and their agents.”
The Mehr news agency said the intelligence department of the country’s defense ministry and the logistics branch of the armed forces had issued a statement on the matter.
“Over the past months, a completely professional network that had plotted to bring faulty and equipped pieces into the production cycle and supply chain for use in the production of advanced missiles in the missile industries of the defense ministry through the cooperation of some infiltrating elements,” the statement said, according to an English translation by Mehr, “fell in a trap spread by the intelligence forces at the defense ministry and it was dismantled.”