‘Cyber warfare against Iran will inflict heavy defeat on West’

June 15, 2011

TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ramin Mehmanparast has said that the United States will suffer a heavy defeat if it wages a cyber warfare against Iran.

Mehmanparast made the remarks during his weekly press briefing on Tuesday in response to a question about “Internet in a suitcase” plan that the United States and certain other Western countries have drawn up to wage cyber warfare against Iran.
The New York Times reported on June 12 that the U.S. administration is leading a global effort to deploy “shadow” Internet and mobile phone systems that dissidents can use to undermine governments that seek to silence them by censoring or shutting down telecommunications networks.
Mehmanparast said that the Western countries will suffer a crushing defeat in cyber warfare against the Islamic Republic.
U.S. has no right to militarily intervene in Syria
Mehmanparast also replied to a question about the U.S. alleged plan to make a military intervention in Syria, saying, “We think that the Americans have no right to militarily intervene in any regional country, including Syria.”
If they do that, it will have severe repercussion for the entire region, he added.
The pro-democracy movements in certain regional countries have posed a threat to the interests of the U.S. and the Zionist regime and therefore these countries are making every effort to undermine the axis of resistance against the Zionist regime, he added.
He also said that the Syrian issue is an internal affair, and the Syrian people are politically mature to help resolve the country’s internal problems.
Illegal military intervention would set a wrong precedent
On the NATO military campaign against Libya, Mehmanparast said that any military intervention in another country without legal ratification is in contravention of international law and would set a precedent that will destabilize the world.
Side issues will not hinder development of Tehran-Cairo ties
Asked about a request by the visiting Egyptian delegation that Iran rename Khaled Eslamboli Street in Tehran, Mehmanparast said what is important is that the Iranian and Egyptian officials are determined to restore relations, and Iran does not think that such minor issues would hinder the development of Tehran-Cairo relations.
Intl. convention on nuclear disarmament must be adopted
He also spoke about the second International Conference on Disarmament and Non-proliferation which was hosted by Tehran on June 12 and 13, saying an international convention on nuclear disarmament should be ratified.
High-ranking officials to attend intl. conference on terrorism in Tehran
Mehmanparast also announced that a number of presidents and foreign ministers, as well as officials from the United Nations, the European Union, and the Organization of Islamic Conference have been invited to participate in the Global Campaign against Terrorism Conference, which will be held in Tehran from June 25 to 26.
Iran has not submitted request for SCO membership
He also announced that Iran had not submitted any request to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) to participate in the 10th summit of this organization as a full member.
The 10th SCO summit is scheduled to open in Astana, Kazakhstan, today. And Iran is attending/will be attending the meeting as an observer member