13 Aug 2009
TEHRAN (FNA)- FNA managing Director Hamid Reza Moqaddamfar urged Iranian
officials and people to keep vigilant against enemies' hostile moves
against Iran through cyber and satellite technologies, viewing them as
parts of the West's soft threats against the Islamic Republic.
"These kinds of wars are more sensitive and more difficult than the
hardware wars," Moqaddamfar stressed in an interview with the Iranian
state-run TV on Tuesday.
"In the hard(ware) war, there is a specific enemy who is visible but one
of the characteristics of this (soft) war is that the enemy is not seen,
that is to say that this war is fought in a fully invisible environment
and on completely unequal footings," he added.
He called on all bloggers to take the opportunity created in the cyber
atmosphere, and urged the government to establish a think-tank to study
Moqaddamfar also stressed the necessity for confrontation against the
hostile moves made by certain internet sites, including YouTube, Twitter
Tehran last week started trial of a large number of detainees with major
roles in the country's post-election frenzy in which they confessed to
their relations with certain foreign countries who contributed a role in
Iran has repeatedly accused the West of stoking post-election unrests,
singling out Britain and the US for meddling and expelled two British
diplomats and arrested a number of local staffs of British embassy in
Tehran after documents and evidence substantiated London's interfering
role in stirring post-election riots in Iran.
The Tehran government blamed media sources in the West for the
unprecedented unrest, saying that the politically-motivated media
coverage of the presidential polls was pushing the country toward a
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