British MI6 spies “smuggled a defecting Iranian nuclear scientist into the UK on a dinghy by using Channel migrant crisis as cover,” according to a report by the Sunday Express.
The story is entirely based on anonymous claims and sources.
According to it, the British spies smuggled the Iranian nuclear scientist on a dinghy across the English Channel. The 47-year-old man allegedly hid among other Iranians on the inflatable boat when making the crossing.
He reportedly travelled 3,000 miles by land to the French coast near Calais after he was reportedly smuggled out of the Islamic Republic and into Turkey by the Israeli secret service Mossad.
“The Iranian scientist, who has information about Iran’s nuclear programme and reportedly helped plan the 2012 assassination of Tehran’s top nuclear expert Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, arrived in Lydd, Kent, with 12 other migrants on New Year’s Eve,” the report claimed.
MI6, however, had a problem. Unlike the US, the UK is still in the Iran Nuclear Deal and they wanted to interview him and help him make his way to America.
“Not wanting to jeopardize the deal by being seen to help a defector, MI6 decided on the unusual method of ‘extraction’ in a joint operation with Mossad and America’s CIA.
‘Once in France, the question of how to get him into Britain remained. We couldn’t simply fly him in. Though unusual, it was determined infiltrating him into a group of fellow migrants preparing to cross the Channel by boat offered one solution.'”
An anonymous source told the Sunday Express that “This wasn’t without its challenges.
“His absence was noted quickly and we were informed that a special unit of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps had been dispatched.
Once in France the question of how to get him into Britain remained.
We couldn’t simply fly him in.
Though unusual, it was determined infiltrating him into a group of fellow migrants preparing to cross the Channel by boat offered one solution.”
MI6 allegedly interrogated the scientist before sending him to the US.
If the British spies discovered anything remains unclear and the story has not been officially confirmed by any of the mentioned parties.