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Iran plans to launch 'cyber command' to counter soft warfare

June 16, 2011 - Tehran

Iran has planned to establish its first cyber command for the country's armed forces in order to counter soft warfare against it.

Xinhua quoted Deputy head of Iran's Armed Forces Joint Chiefs of Staff Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri, as saying that comprehensive studies on the cyber command have already been carried out and the results will soon be rendered to the Iranian Armed Forces.

He said that Iran's military forces must be equipped with state- of-the-art technology when it comes to soft warfare.

In December last year, senior Iranian army commander, Mohammad Baqeri, warned of the waves of soft war against the Islamic Republic, saying that enemies have now targeted the self-confidence of the Iranian nation.

Iranian officials have warned people to be vigilant against the enemies' (especially western states) plots to launch "soft revolution" and "soft overthrow" against the values and beliefs of the Islamic Revolution.


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