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Official: ISIL Unable to Practice Cyber Threats against Iran

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Head of the Civil Defense Organization Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali underlined that his organization enjoys cutting-edge equipment and best experts to defend Iran against enemies’ cyber attacks, and said that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist group is just boasting about its cyber capabilities.
“Our assessment of what is being said in the cyberspace about the ISIL threats is that they are more propaganda and aimed at creating an atmosphere of fear and intimidation with no serious practical capability,” Jalali told reporters on the sidelines of the ‘Civil Defense in Health System’ conference in Tehran on Sunday.

Asked to comment on ISIL’s potential threat to Iran’s Western borders with Iraq, he said, “We are not faced with any specific threat in the West which could be described as to be serious.”

He underlined that the country’s health and defense sectors are also fully prepared to confront the enemies’ threat.

General Jalali reiterated that ISIL’s threats are mere propaganda and lack value in terms of practicality.

He said the Health Ministry has established a bio-defense base, “which has already taken good measures in area of civil defense”.

Earlier this year in May, General Jalali announced that Iran planned to make use of an indigenous cyber defense system in near future.

Speaking at the second national conference on cyber defense, Jalali underlined the necessity for nationwide preparedness against enemies’ cyber threats.

Jalali noted that Iran should consider developing a smart domestic cyber defense model as a top priority.

In June, Deputy Head of Civil Defense Organization Brigadier General Gholam Ali Heidari said that reducing vulnerability, promoting deterrence and national strength are among the strategic principles outlined by the Supreme Leader.

“Iran has achieved remarkable progress in civil defense field to which the Constitution attaches major importance,” General Heidari underscored.

He pointed out that threats posed to the country are not always military and the country should maintain its immunity against biological and cyber threats.

Describing cyber attacks as one of the enemies’ strategies to deal a blow to the Islamic Revolution of Iran, General Heidari noted that over 1,000 cyber attacks are carried out against the country’s sensitive centers which are neutralized through the vigilance of the Iranian experts.

He further added that, fortunately, Iran is of the forerunners to counter cyber attacks, as it is among top five states to thwart the threats.

General Heidari said that reducing vulnerability, promoting deterrence and national strength are among the strategic principles outlined by the Supreme Leader.

“Iran has achieved remarkable progress in civil defense field to which the Constitution attaches major importance,” General Heidari underscored.

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