Iran's minister of intelligence, Seyed Mahmoud Alavi said that enemies are more sensitive to country's active defence systems, Iranian Mehr news agency reported on March 8.
Alavi, who was addressing a meeting of heads of passive defence committees, ministries, organizations, and provincial governorates in the Ministry of Interior conference hall on March 8 morning, said that Iran should convert all active defence systems to passive systems.
"As such, the enemy would feel these centres out of its access; but even if we cover our nuclear sites with several layers of active defence systems, yet the enemy would have some hope to infiltrate these layers," the minister added.
Alavi then gave an example of his claim. "The enemy is more sensitive to Natanz system than to Fordow defense system, since Fordow is a passive defence system," he asserted, believing that the modern war was a war of ethics.
"As the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei believes in his seminary lectures, the diplomacy is a war front, and thus we are licensed to resort to tricks in diplomacy," Alavi said.
"When the enemy tries to have a dialogue with you, you should keep alert to use the tricks when necessary, since the enemy would not abandon you but fashion new ruses," Alavi noted.
Alavi assessed the active defence system in culture as a defence of Revolutionary principles and ideals. "In using active defence system in culture, we should improve the public understanding of the enemies' tricks and to protect themselves from the lurking threats of the enemies," he said.