In his second public speech since he was appointed to the head of MI6, Sawers told senior civil servants in London that MI6 agents had been actively engaged in conducting covert operations against Iran.
Sawers also claimed that Iran is after obtaining nuclear weapons and could have obtained such weapons in 2008, hadn’t British spies prevented Iran from developing them. Moreover, the head of Britain’s spying apparatus claimed Iran could become “a nuclear weapons state” in 2012, saying that could be the “moment” the US and Israel would decide to launch a military strike against Iran.
Sawers’ claims are made while Iran has cooperated with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) more than any other country throughout the history of the agency. Surveillance cameras are operative at all of Iran’s nuclear centers as these centers are being inspected around the clock.
Sawers also said that MI6 has “run a series of operations to ensure that the sanctions introduced internationally are implemented”.
Writing for The Guardian, Imperial College professor Abbas Edalat revealed that in 2009 Sawers demanded covert operations to sabotage Iran’s nuclear program. One year later, assassinations of Iranian nuclear scientists began.
In 2010, Masoud Alimohammadi, Majid Shahriari, and Fereydoun Abbasi were targeted. Alimohammadi and Shahriari were killed and Abbasi sustained injuries.
In 2011, another Iranian nuclear scientist, Dariush Rezaeinejad, was assassinated and in 2012 nuclear scientist Masoud Ahmadi Roshan was targeted and became another victim of terrorist attacks.
Sawers’ tacit signal for his US and Israeli masters to launch a military strike against Iran comes as the authors of the book “Spies Against Armageddon: Inside Israel’s Secret Wars”, a leading Israeli military and intelligence journalist Yossi Melman and a CBS national political correspondent Dan Raviv, say the Israeli regime’s spying apparatus Mossad was behind the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientists.