Iran says sues U.S. legally for "cyber attacks

  06 October 2019    Read: 1239
Iran says sues U.S. legally for "cyber attacks

The head of Iranian Civil Defense Organization, Gholam Reza Jalali, said Sunday that Iran has taken legal actions against the United States for its "cyber attacks and threats" against Iran, Tasnim news agency reported. 

Washington has made cyber threats and launched cyber attacks against Tehran several times, Jalali told Tasnim without elaboration.

The United States is legally accountable for the anti-Iran moves, Jalali said, adding that Iran's judiciary and Foreign Ministry are seriously following those cases.

In June, the U.S. military announced that it launched cyberattacks against Iranian missile control systems after Tehran downed an American surveillance drone over the Gulf earlier in the month.

Iranian Civil Defense Organization has taken measures to boost Iran's cyber defense capabilities, Jalali said.

More than 120 drills have been held over the past six months, with around 70 percent of them practicing tactics to counter cyber attacks against the Iranian energy sector, including oil refineries, petrochemical plants, and gas and petroleum transport installations, Jalali added.

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