22 May 2010
Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi has said technological advances
have amplified the need for defensive preparations against "cyber war."
"At present, information and communication technologies are of great
importance for different countries and we must prepare and equip
ourselves against any form of cyber warfare," IRNA quoted Brigadier
General Vahidi as telling a gathering of army commanders in Tehran on
The announcement came two months after Iran dismantled a US-backed cyber
network, which was set up to gather information on the country's nuclear
scientists and spread unrest after the June 12, 2009 presidential
Iran's Judiciary said the "cyber war" had received presidential funding
from former US President George W. Bush with the help of the terrorist
Mojahedin Khalq Organization (MKO), pro-monarchy groups and other
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