Iran might fall victim to infrastructure espionage after JCPOA implementation
Tehran, Iran, Oct. 6
By Mehdi Sepahvand -- Trend:
The commander of Iran 's Passive Defense Organization has warned that after the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the nature of threats against the country will change and espionage over Iranian infrastructure will become a major threat.
Qolamreza Jalali said the nature, quality, and field of threats against the country are constantly changing, Mehr news agency reported Oct. 6.
He said the organization is observing changes in US officials' language since the conclusion of the nuclear deal with Iran to probe possible threats.
The commander went on to say that the organization has recently categorized threats in eight groups in a bid to further organize proper responses to each.
The eight types of threat are cyber, biological, radiation, chemical, skeletal (technical and engineering), economic, people-based, and preparedness against threats, according to the official.
Pointing out that Iran is approaching the sixth national development plan (2016-2021), Jalali said effort is being made to make the Parliament and government make plans to improve the country's passive defense parameters.
He also said that the organization has conducted comprehensive measures to reduce military threats against the country's nuclear infrastructure.
"Reinforcing nuclear sites was a heavy task, but has been carried out. We have managed to reduce the possibility of military threats in Fordow, the Isfahan power plant, and in Natanz," he said.
The JCPOA was reached on July 14 between Iran and the group P5+1 (the US, UK, France, Russia, China, and Germany). It yields more intense watch over Iran's nuclear activities to make sure of the peacefulness of the Islamic Republic's nuclear program.
Iran and the IAEA have also made an agreement based on which the international body is going to provide reports of how peaceful the country's nuclear activities are. The report will be a major factor in softening the West's outlook toward Iran.
Edited by CN