Baku, Azerbaijan, May 26
By Fatih Karimov - Trend: Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan said that the country is currently facing 'soft threats', not hard threats.
Today, the cyber space poses a new kind of threat for us, Iran 's IRNA news agency quoted Dehqan as saying May 26.
"We should reduce the risk of such threats," he said, adding that the enemy is trying to target the country's infrastructures.
"We should utilize technologies which can be indigenized," he noted.
Commander of Iran 's Passive Defense Organization Qolamreza Jalali said on May 24 that the country suffers a technological gap in cyber defense.
He also noted that while countries such as the US and UK count cyber attacks as military threats, the Iranian defense and foreign ministries have refrained from recognizing a recent cyber attack on Iran 's Natanz nuclear facilities as a threat.
He went on to say that Iran has entered the cyber war since some factories in the country run fully on cyber tools, opening the way for "enemies" to infiltrate the factories' infrastructure.
Edited by CN