Passive Defense Organization outlines 3 types of threats against Iran

Passive Defense Organization outlines 3 types of threats against Iran

Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 10 /Trend S.Isayev, T. Jafarov/

Currently, military, economic and cyber threats are the major types of threats Iran is currently facing, Iran's Passive Defense Organization's Director Gholam-Reza Jalali said, Mehr reported.

Jalali noted that the economic threat against Iran has turned into an economic war, that the U.S. has launched against Iran.

Speaking of cyber threat, Jalali said it is unfortunate that several ministries of Iran can be merged. According to him, the lack of coordination between these structures creates certain vulnerabilities for them in cyber space.

Jalali expressed hope that the country's parliament would take this into consideration, when deciding on whether the merge of the ministries should happen.

On Dec. 2, Iran's administration has decided to establish the Ministry of Infrastructure Affairs through merging the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development, and one more ministry, which has not yet been decided.

Roads and Urban Development Minister Ali Nikzad said at the time that in many countries, communication and transportation are handled by a single ministry.

The issue of merging the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology with the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development has been proposed by the government during the past two years, but the parliament was against the suggestion.

Commenting on this issue, Ali Nikzad said it is up to the parliament to decide whether there is a need to merge several ministries into one.

"The law says there have to be 17 ministries in the country. If the parliament approves this merge, then one man would head the joint ministry. It can be either me, or someone else," Nikzad said.

According to the Fifth Five-Year Development Plan (2010-2015), the Iranian government is obliged to reduce its ministries form 21 to 17 to improve the efficiency of state administration.

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