Basij cmdr. urges Basijis to plan for more active role in cyberspace

MNA – The Commander of Iran’s Basij Resistance Force Gholamhossein Gheybparvar has called on the Basiji forces to have a more active presence in the cyberspace.

According to Basij organization’s news service, Brigadier General Gholamhossein Gheybparvar made the remarks on Saturday during a conference dubbed ‘Basij national cyberspace conference.’

“The art is to turn a threat into an opportunity and turn a light on in darkness to our advantage. Today, a simple invitation brought together a thousand of revolutionary youths in Tehran,” Gheybparvar said as a way to give an example for the opportunities that cyberspace can provide to Basijis.

He added, “why should we give up on this space? Why should this space be in the hands of the Zionists? Why should political ill-wishers use this space against nations and the religion of God? It is the duty of the Basij youth to be active in the cyberspace.”

Meanwhile, the Basij commander went on to urge the Basijis to enhance their knowledge of cyberspace, adding “the problem today is not the lack of effective human resources in cyberspace, but the problem is that our good Basijis cannot find each other and do not add to each other’s capabilities.”

Gholamhossein further pointed out “today, we must give our young people time to adopt an active role in cyberspace.”