Ottawa, Nov 1 (ANI): The head of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, Dick Fadden, has expressed his concern saying that North Korea and Iran are trolling Canada for components to build an atomic bomb.
In a speech to academics and former intelligence officials, CSIS director spoke of the spy service's "active investigations" of people trying to acquire nuclear materials.
"The threat of weapons of mass destruction is an area where we have to worry far more than we did not too long ago. North Korea and Iran being people that we worry about the most," the Globe and Mail quoted Fadden, as saying.
"We have ... active investigations of people who are trying to find precursor nuclear material in Canada. We'll keep finding people who want to do these nasty things and we'll prosecute them and put them in jail," he added.
Fadden reportedly made the unusually candid comments while addressing a gathering of the International Association for Intelligence Education in May in Ottawa, which was previously unreported.
He had also expressed his concerns about foreign interference in Canadian politics, as well as the threat of cyber-terrorism and questioned whether simply jailing homegrown terrorists is a real solution to the problem of radicalisation.
In July, a Toronto man was convicted of trying to ship nuclear-related items to Iran after being charged in 2009. (ANI)