Iran denies supporting U.S. bank hacking


Iran on Saturday denied supporting cyber attacks against the United States after a New York court indicted seven Iranians over hacking dozens of American banks and a major dam.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran has never had dangerous cyber actions on its agenda and does not support such measures,” Hossein Jaber Ansari, the spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

The United States on Thursday announced computer hacking charges against seven Iranians who it said worked for firms linked to the Iranian government, accusing them of infiltrating nearly 50 banks and financial institutions, as well as a major New York dam.

The announcement comes after a nuclear agreement last year between Iran, the United States and five other major powers raised hopes for better relations between Tehran and Washington.

In a standoff that lasted more than a decade, the U.S. and the European Union imposed sanctions in a bid to stymie Tehran’s disputed nuclear program and ensure a bomb was out of reach. Iran persistently denied seeking atomic weapons.

The United States and Israel allegedly attacked Iran’s nuclear facilities in 2010 with a computer virus called Stuxnet, although neither government has acknowledged it.

The virus, which temporarily hobbled Iran’s nuclear refining facilities, was believed to be the first program designed not just to steal information or hijack computers, but to damage equipment.

“The United States, which with its cyber attacks against Iran’s peaceful nuclear facilities put millions of innocent Iranians at the risk of a environmental disaster is in no position to accuse citizens of other countries, including those of Iran,” Ansari said.

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    historical mistake of US President

    Today, the
    Islamic Republic of Iran poses the most serious and urgent set of security
    challenges to the United States and its allies in the greater Middle East.
    Since the Khomeini revolution in 1979, Iran has sought to export its radical
    ideology through the use of terrorism, subversion, and support to ideological
    fellow-travelers throughout the Muslim world.

    fundamentalism regime, fully support terrorism gropes all over the middle EST,
    Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Yamen, Jordan and more.

    terrorism regime, since last 30 years, secretly working to obtain nuclear bomb,
    also interfering on Meddle East in order to change the regime and place a
    poppet on that nation.

    regime has planned to reach three major goals in order to become the Islamic
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    A) To obtain
    Nuclear power

    B) To
    control the oils exporting from OPAC

    C) To wipe
    of the main US allies, which is Israel, from the map?

    Iran came to
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    asking immediate realis of sanction, right after deal. That’s all Iran wants.
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    Tehran never
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    built a military bases around those sites: like Parchin and Lavisan 3 in north
    of Tehran.

    Iran Nuclear
    activities will secretly continue as regime was doing last 30 years tile on 2002
    Iranian Opposition, Mujahidin of Iran, for first time, exposed Tehran secret
    nuclear sites to the world.

    Iran now
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    Lebanon, Hamas in Palestine, Bashir al-Assad in Syria and the Shiite Houthi
    militia who seized Sanaa, the Yemeni capital.

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    The current
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    al-Maliki’s second term as Prime Minister, insisted upon by Iran and supported
    by the US, was a tragedy for the Iraqi people, for the region and for the
    world. As a puppet of the Iranian mullahs, he encouraged the Iranian-led Shiite
    militias and used them to enforce his merciless “iron fist” sectarian
    policy of indiscriminate bombing, shelling, arbitrary arrests, torture and mass
    execution of innocent Sunni civilians. Maliki utilized the claim of fighting a
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    tribes, who often preferred the Islamic State to the brutal Iranian-led
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    US and West:

    Must not trust Iran and should not allow
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    US and West must continue sanctioning
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    US should support Iranian organized
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    Regime in Tehran.