The following are excerpts from an interview with Iranian Intelligence Minister 'Ali Yunesi:
'Ali Yunesi: We will not allow valuable information out of Iran. In my opinion, the information that got out was not classified or valuable. I must emphasize that the information that reached the Americans was not of any value.
We have been approached. They said they wanted to sell us uranium. They said they had enriched uranium available for sale. They said they have bombs for sale. Like at a vegetable store. These advances were guided by espionage agencies, especially America's and the Mossad. They wanted to frame Iran this way.
I want to ask you a question, whoever answers first gets a prize. Why did America do this? Is the question clear? After all, America knew that the reports of the Hypocrites (Mojahedin-e Khalq) are false. No…it's important. Alright, I'll tell you.
Journalist: It's because the Americans are used to lying.
'Ali Yunesi: No, I'll tell you… But if anyone… We'll give him a gold coin. Well, I won the gold coin myself. It is an important matter of intelligence. I thought that because you are so sharp you'd know the answer. The Americans wanted to protect their main spies. That's why they send the Hypocrites. The information that the Americans wanted is the information provided by their professional spies. They (the Americans) thought that we wouldn't spot the real spies, and if the Hypocrites made their information public, we wouldn't notice their real spies.