Iran may possess genetically-altered biological agents

Iranian scientists are working on genetically-altered biological agents in an attempt to attack and harm the West, according to a source in the Revolutionary Guards intelligence unit.

The scientists allegedly enlisted the help of North Korea and Russia in the development of eight deadly microbial agents that could kill millions if they were released. The plant in Marzanabad, Iran, may be enlisting 28 Iranian and 12 Russian scientists in the creation of eight microbial agents and research of their effects on insects, WND reports.

The eight agents include plague, smallpox, cholera, Ebola, SARS, yellow grain, encephalitis and anthrax.

"The most dangerous biological weapons agents today are genetically modified or even synthetically created in a laboratory in ways that not only make them more contagious, infectious and lethal, but also are intended to defy existing vaccine countermeasures," Clare M. Lopez, a senior fellow at the Washington-based Center for Security Policy, said, according to WND. "Both Iran and Syria also have shared not only these pathogens, but the artillery, ballistic missile and munitions technology with each other and, likely, with Hezbollah as well, for delivery of such pathogens."

The source with the Revolutionary Guards said that Iran's Islamic regime has armed 37 of its ballistic missiles with microbial agents and has also supplied Hezbollah with microbial weapons, WND reports.