Spy Rock Self-Destructs Outside of Iranian Nuclear Enrichment Plant

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Via the Herald Sun: The Iranian press is reporting that a group of Republican Guards on patrol outside of an underground nuclear enrichment plant discovered a “monitoring device” cleverly disguised as a rock. The device self-destructed when the guards attempted to remove it. This is only the latest in a string of incidences involving the use of high-tech devices to monitor, or in some cases sabotage, Iranian nuclear plants.

Last week, the country’s vice president Fereydoun Abbasi said power lines had been blown up near the facility on August 17 in an attempt to sabotage Iran’s “peaceful” nuclear program.

But experts examined the rubble and found a device designed to intercept data from computers at the plant.

The accident signals the loss of an important source of intelligence for the West on Iran’s progress towards making a nuclear bomb.

It is not the first time a fake rock has been used for espionage. In 2006 British officials admitted that a fake rock found in Moscow contained spying devices.

And last year a spying system camouflaged to look like a rock was discovered by the Lebanese army near the southern port city of Tyre, which they claimed was put there by Israel.

In all cases, western powers have either denied that such devices were there in the first place, or claimed that they were not responsible.

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  • Åke Berg

    “The accident signals the loss of an important source of intelligence for the West on Iran’s progress towards making a nuclear bomb.”
    Yeah, as if there’s not 20 of these devices around the facility.

    • I_abide

      not to mention the nano tech made to look like sand

      • Calypso_1

        Or the fake enrichment plant made to look like an enrichment plant.

      • Calypso_1

        Or the fake enrichment plant made to look like an enrichment plant.

  • charlieprimero

    I am so sick of this International Monetary Fund psyop that I want to make a Kickstarter campaign to purchase some nuclear weapons and give them to Iran.

  • charlieprimero

    I am so sick of this International Monetary Fund psyop that I want to make a Kickstarter campaign to purchase some nuclear weapons and give them to Iran.

    • Calypso_1

      If you find a flaming paper bag on your doorstep DON’T step on it.

    • Calypso_1

      If you find a flaming paper bag on your doorstep DON’T step on it.

  • Nunzio X

    The US device self-destructed lest the Iranians discover it was made in China.

  • Marklar_Prime

    The Herald Sun’s “journalists” like to use “facts” in their “articles” with no evidence to back them up it seems. Thank god they are so “objective” and “unbiased” in their misuse of “quotes”.

  • Marklar_Prime

    The Herald Sun’s “journalists” like to use “facts” in their “articles” with no evidence to back them up it seems. Thank god they are so “objective” and “unbiased” in their misuse of “quotes”.

  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    Wiley Coyote had better odds at success than Iran