Iran says it will give a crushing response to new US cyber attacks against its civilian nuclear facilities.
A senior official of the Iranian Joint Chiefs of Staff’s Cyber Headquarters says Iran will give a crushing response to more cyber attacks from the US against its civilian nuclear facilities.
The unnamed official made the remarks in reaction to recent rumors about the possibility of more cyber attacks from the US against Iran’s nuclear facilities.
“US officials should prevent such hostile and naive remarks or brace for their consequences,” he warned.
The official also advised the US statesmen to take Iran’s “threat against threat” doctrine quite seriously because the Islamic Republic has high capacities and will give due response to acts of sedition.
Meanwhile, Iran's deputy minister for communications and information technology has called on the United Nations to condemn organized cyber attacks against world countries.
The UN and its Communications Commission should take a stance on and condemn the organized cyber attacks, Ali Hakim Javadi, who is also the head of the Information Technology Organization of Iran, said on Wednesday.
Last month, Iran's Minister of Communications and Information Technology Reza Taqipour said Tehran has complained to international organizations about the ‘state cyberterrorism’ against the country.
Taqipour added that cyber attacks on Iran were sponsored by specific governments, and the computer virus Flame, for instance, was mainly sponsored by the Israeli regime and certain Western countries.
In June, a report published in the Washington Post
said that the US and Israel have cooperated in creating the computer virus Flame to spy on Iran.
US National Security Agency, the CIA and Israel's military worked together to create the Flame virus, the American newspaper added.
In addition, the New York Times
also revealed last month that US President Barack Obama secretly ordered a cyber attack with the Stuxnet computer virus against Iran to sabotage the country’s nuclear energy program.
“From his first months in office, President Obama secretly ordered increasingly sophisticated attacks on the computer systems that run Iran’s main nuclear enrichment facilities, significantly expanding America’s first sustained use of cyber weapons,” the report said.