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Iran to foil US 'Internet in suitcase' plot
Iran's Communications and Information Technology Minister Reza Taqipour
Sun Jul 3, 2011 1:25PM
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Iran's Communications and Information Technology Minister says the country has developed counter-measures to take on the US "Internet in a suitcase" program.

Reza Taqipour told Mehr News Agency in Tehran on Sunday that certain measures taken by the US government and its allied countries are instances of cyber terrorism, "because these countries say that such measures are taken to create social abnormalities and promote moral corruption and the likes of this in countries opposing them."

Taqipour said one of the ways to counter cyber attacks was generating web content.

"We have detailed plans in the country for producing content and one of our main programs is in the field of telecommunications infrastructure and the creation of a national data network," the Iranian minister expounded.

The remarks come as Iranian Intelligence Minister Heidar Moslehi said on June 29 that the country has adopted proper measures to counter the United States' "Internet in a suitcase" plot.

The administration of US President Barack Obama is actively engaged in the process of establishing “shadow” Internet and mobile phone systems throughout the world.

According to The New York Times, the American covert projects include the creation of independent cell phone networks in foreign countries, as well as the “Internet in a suitcase” program.

"Internet in a suitcase" could also be secretly smuggled across a border and contains all the necessary hardware and networking devices to promptly establish a wireless network over a large area that can connect to the global Internet.

"Internet in a suitcase" is apparently in a prototype stage and the US government has provided a grant of two million dollars to get it up and running.

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