“Illegitimate regimes are producing viruses” and “trying to use the cyber space and this will not be really effective,” he told reporters in Tehran.
He was commenting in response to a question about whether a newly detected virus, called Flame, had infected any Iranian computer systems. The Islamic republic has never recognized Israel as a legitimate state.
Iran, whose nuclear facilities and oil ministry have previously been the target of virus attacks, accuses the U.S. and Israel of trying to sabotage its technological progress.
According to The Washington Post, Tehran says the West should withdraw its “illogical” demand that Iran halt production of uranium enriched to 20 percent.
Ramin Mehmanparast told reporters on Tuesday as saying that Iran has a right to produce nuclear fuel for peaceful purposes.
FARS NEWS AGENCY noted that Mehman-Parast rejected accusations against a number of Iranian nationals in Kuwait, and urged the Kuwaiti government to revise its decision on them.
He dismissed the accusations raised against the Iranian nationals as “unfounded and unreal”, and said, “Such claims are off-cast and the issued verdicts are not acceptable at all.”
Press TV reported, Mehmanparast has hit out at Israel for seeking to create tension between Iran and Azerbaijan, calling on the Azeri government to exercise vigilance against Tel Aviv’s ‘seditious acts.’
The senior Iranian Foreign Ministry official warned Baku against the enemy’s conspiracies to mar the bilateral ties between Tehran and Baku.
He advised Azeri authorities to act in such a manner as to provide for both Iranians and Azerbaijanis to benefit from their cultural and historical commonalities.