Iran starts building defense after oil site explosions
Tehran, Iran, October 3
By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
Having witnessed 10 explosions at oil and gas facilities across the country, Iran is going to build a “three-layered” defense system around the sites, according to Qolamreza Jalali, commander of Iran’s Passive Defense Organization.
The “immunity-security-defense” system will be formed around the country’s oil areas such as Ahwaz, Asaluyeh, Mahshahr, and Kharg Island, he noted, Tasnim news agency reported October 3.
He went on to add that the sites are threatened with military, terrorist, cyber, and natural elements.
In August, Jalali confirmed the possibility that recent explosions at some petrochemical sites might have been caused through cyberattacks.
He said that inspectors had found some inactive computer viruses in one of the petrochemical complexes that had been hit by explosion.
Some sources say the serial explosions in the past few months raised the possibility of Iran’s oil installations being hacked.
The over 10 explosions that hit oil, gas, and petrochemical sites in Iran since June have left not only heavy financial loss, but also some people dead or badly injured.