Iran Ready for Cyber War

On Tuesday, Iranian news service FARS reported that the Iranian government is fully prepared for cyber warfare. Commander of the Information and Communication Technology Department of the General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Mohammad Aqakishi stated, “Today, the Armed Forces are equipped with the most advanced information technologies (IT) and today we should be ready to confront enemies in the field of electronic warfare.”

Iran has accused both the United States and Israel of waging cyber warfare against it, with Rapporteur of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Seyed Hossein Naqavi Hosseini explaining, “After the fallacy of 9/11 scenario was revealed, today Washington seeks to revive it in the cyber space to pursue the long-term and short-term objectives of its foreign policy.”

In October 2013, the head of Iran's cyber warfare unit, Mojtaba Ahmadi, was shot dead.

The United States continues to insist that its nuclear deal with the Iranian government is moving forward, despite Iranian announcements that it would not be curbing its nuclear program in any way.