MPs call for countermeasure to potential US cyberattack

TEHRAN, Nov. 03 (MNA) – 136 Iranian lawmakers are pushing for a bill that obliges the Armed Forces to launch a countermeasure in response to a potential US cyber attack on Iran’s vital infrastructures.

“In case of a cyber attack by the United States on the vital infrastructures of the Islamic Republic of Iran, which will cut off service to people and harm the country, the attack will be considered as an act of aggression against the Iranian soil and the Armed Forces must take countermeasures,” reads a one-article bill that was signed by 136 Iranian lawmakers today.

Speaking to Mehr News correspondent, Chairman of the Parliament's Cyberspace Committee Nasrollah Pezhmanfar said Iran has concerns for a cyber attack by the US that would disrupt the country’s internet.

He said the bill highlights that the cyber attack on Iran's infrastructures would be regarded as an attack on the Iranian soil, which would require the Armed Forces to defend against the attack and launch a countermeasure in response.

This bill is a warning to the US that Iran will not remain passive in the face of America's threats, he added.

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