(photo credit: AP)
Speaking at a cultural event in Ramat Gan on Saturday, Deputy Negev and
Galilee Development Minister Ayoub Kara (Likud) said that an Iranian
nuclear scientist had broken ranks with the Islamic regime and
requested political asylum in Israel.
While Kara refused to reveal the identity of the scientist, he did say
that the Iranian national was currently awaiting a decision on the
matter in a “friendly country.”
Kara added that the scientist had passed his message to Israeli sources
through a Jewish woman of Iranian descent, and that he would do all he
could to advance the request.
“I will support any source with the goal of removing the strategic and
nuclear threat posed to Israel and posed to the enlightened, democratic
world [by Iran],” Kara said during Saturday’s event.