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West sent lizards as nuclear spies, claims Iran defense official

Enlarge / A senior military advisor to Iran’s supreme leader claims reptiles can be used for nuclear espionage because they “attract atomic waves.” (credit: Dorit Hockman)

The senior military advisor to Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei claimed in a press conference in Tehran today that Western nations had deployed reptiles as nuclear spies. Agence France-Presse reports that Hassan Firuzabadi, previously chief of staff of Iran’s military, justified the recent arrest of environmentalists by claiming that the West had used scientists and environmental activists to spy on Iran’s nuclear program by deploying lizards that could “attract atomic waves.”

There has been a recent wave of arrests of prominent Iranian environmentalists. Kavous Seyed Emami, a sociology professor and environmental activist who also held Canadian citizenship, was

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GrowNYC


“Winner of the EPA’s 2010 Environmental Quality Award, GrowNYC is a hands-on non-profit which improves New York City’s quality of life through environmental programs that transform communities block by block and empower all New Yorkers to secure a clean and healthy environment for future generations.

For 40 years, GrowNYC (formerly Council on the Environment of NYC) has been rolling up its sleeves alongside NYC residents to:

* Provide access to healthy, fresh, local food for all New Yorkers
* Grow and maintain vibrant green spaces and community gardens.
* Help New Yorkers recycle more and reduce waste.
* Create the next generation of environmental leaders through hands-on education programs.”

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