IRAN CAN DISRUPT ENEMY COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS – TOP COMMANDER
January 15, 2013 – 20:11 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net – Iran can disrupt enemy communication systems as part
of its growing “electronic warfare” capabilities, a senior Iranian
commander was quoted as saying on Tuesday, January 15, according
Western analysts say Iran has launched increasingly sophisticated
cyber attacks in a growing confrontation with foes, including the
United States, Israel and Gulf Arabs, at a time of rising pressure
on Tehran to curb its nuclear program.
For its part, Iran has suffered a string of cyber attacks in the
past year targeting industrial sites, an oil export terminal and oil
platforms, Iranian officials have said.
The Islamic Republic has denied accusations that it hacked into U.S.
banks last year, but has also devoted resources to building up its
cyber defense capabilities.
On Tuesday, Brig. Gen. Ahmad Reza Pourdastan, Iran’s ground forces
commander, said that Iran was now capable of disrupting its enemies’
“We have been equipped with electronic warfare systems in order not
to remain just a defending force, and rather become able to jam the
enemy’s communication systems,” said Brigadier General Ahmad Reza
Pourdastan, Iran’s ground forces commander, according to the Fars
“Communications are highly valuable in future and current wars and
our armed forces have realized this completely and have prepared
themselves proportionate to today’s needs.”
It was unclear whether Pourdastan was referring to military targets
that Iran might consider a threat or civilian targets, such as what
it considers to be subversive foreign media.