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Iran to establish first cyber command

05/18/11 Source: Mehr News Agency, Tehran

Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Brigadier General Masood Jazayeri has said Iran plans to establish the country's first cyber command. The Islamic Republic has completed the preliminary studies on the cyber command, Jazayeri told the Mehr News Agency on Tuesday.

IRGC Brigadier General Masood Jazayeri 

The general outlines of the cyber command have been prepared and have been examined by the Supreme National Security Council, the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution, and senior officials of the Armed Forces, he explained.

On June 23, 2009, the U.S. secretary of defense directed the commander of U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) to establish USCYBERCOM. Initial operational capability was attained on May 21, 2010. USCYBERCOM reached full operational capability on October 31, 2010.


In addition to the United States, some European countries have also established similar organizations to counter cyber threats posed to their interests.

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