2021-June-20 16:30
2020-July-3  15:39

Civil Defense Chief: Cyber Attacks against Iran’s Facilities Very Limited

TEHRAN (FNA)- Head of Iran's Civil Defense Organization Brigadier General Gholamreza Jalali said that very limited cyberattacks have been launched against facilities of the country since the start of the current Iranian year (March 20).

State-of-the-art technologies, besides rendering good services to people, can be threatening, Jalali said.

“We use nuclear technology for medical diagnosis and treatment but ignoring the safety issues of this technology can be harmful,” he added.

Safety and security considerations are usually divided into three layers, the official said, noting, “The first layer is safety; the second layer is security; and the third is war and defense.”

Jalali said everyone comes to think of an enemy attack when an incident happens in Iran due to the US enmity towards Tehran, while most cases are no more than an incident.

His remarks came after an incident at Natanz nuclear facility on Thursday. Spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi said on Thursday that the incident which occurred at the country's Natanz nuclear facility caused no major damage and the site is operating as usual.

Kamalvandi said that an incident occurred in one of the under-construction sheds in Natanz nuclear facility.

One of the under-construction sheds in the open area of Natanz nuclear facility was damaged this morning and investigation into the case is underway, he added.

This incident did not have any casualties and has not inflicted any damage on the current activities of the facility either, Kamalvandi stated, noting that since this nuclear facility has been inactive, there is no worry about the possibility of contamination.

Presently, the Organization’s expert teams are at the scene of incident and are investigating the causes behind the incident, Kamlvandi added.

A picture released by the AEOI from the shed shows minor damage.

The Natanz Fuel Enrichment Plant, covering 100,000 square meters and built eight meters underground, is one of several Iranian facilities monitored by the UN nuclear watchdog.