Iran rejects news of Rouhani’s mobile phone being tapped

October 30, 2018

TEHRAN – The Passive Defense Organization’s Public Relations Department in a statement dismissed as “false” recent remarks attributed to the head of the organization, according to which “President Hassan Rouhani’s mobile phone was tapped recently.”

“Recently, some media outlets have published remarks by Brigadier General Gholamreza Jalali which were taken out of context with regard to the president’s mobile phone being tapped, which is strongly denied,” the statement read, Mehr reported on Tuesday.

It added that in the interview, General Jalali had warned that “unencrypted” phone calls made by the country’s officials while in other countries are vulnerable to being intercepted.

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