Iranian General Underscores Importance Of Cyber Defense

March 11, 2015


On February 7, 2015, Iranian general Yahya Rahim Safavi, an advisor to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, underscored the importance of the cyber threats faced by Iran and the country’s ability to deal with them. According to Safavi: “Our enemies have done many cyber war actions and of course the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Armed Forces have also made eye-catching progress in the area of cyber warfare and have been able to give proper responses to the enemies at different times.”

The general also stressed the importance of adopting a preemptive approach to future cyber threats to Iran.

Source:, February 7, 2015.