Tag: Tehran

Iran gets hit with another computer virus

Second computer worm ‘hits Iran’

Iranians surf the internet at a cybercafe in central Tehran in January. Ira…

Iran has been hit with new malicious software as part of cyber attacks against the country, a military officer told Mehr news agency on Monday without specifying the target.
“Certain characteristics about the ‘Stars’ virus have been identified, including that it is compatible with the (targeted) system,” Gholam Reza Jalali, commander of the Iranian civil defence organisation, told the agency.

“In the initial stage, the damage is low and it is likely to be mistaken for governmental executable files,” Jalali said, adding that Iranian experts were still investigating the full scope of the malware’s abilities.

He did not say what kind of equipment the virus was targeting or when and how it had been spotted.

Iran nuclear power plant reloads nuclear fuel


Russian company says fuel being loaded again after it finished examining, cleansing pipes and fuel assemblies at Bushehr.

MOSCOW – Nuclear fuel is once again being loaded into the reactor of Iran’s Bushehr power plant, the Russian company that built the station said on Friday, after the latest in a series of delays to its launch.

Russia has built Iran’s first nuclear power plant under a $1 billion deal dating back to the 1990s. The project has long been a focus of attention because of global concern that Tehran’s nuclear programme could be aimed at developing weapons.

Iran placing medium-range missiles in Venezuela; Can Reach the U.S.

Iran is planning to place medium-range missiles on Venezuelan soil,
based on western information sources[1], according to an article in
the German daily, Die Welt, of November 25, 2010. According to the
article, an agreement between the two countries was signed during the
last visit o Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to Tehran on October19,
2010. The previously undisclosed contract provides for the
establishment of a jointly operated military base in Venezuela, and
the joint development of ground-to-ground missiles.

At a moment when NATO members found an agreement, in the recent Lisbon
summit (19-20 November 2010), to develop a Missile Defence capability
to protect NATO’s populations and territories in Europe against
ballistic missile attacks from the East (namely, Iran), Iran’s
counter-move consists in establishing a strategic base in the South
American continent – in the United States’s soft underbelly.

According to Die Welt, Venezuela has agreed to allow Iran to establish
a military base manned by Iranian missile officers, soldiers of the
Iranian Revolutionary Guard and Venezuelan missile officers. In
addition, Iran has given permission for the missiles to be used in
case of an “emergency”. In return, the agreement states that Venezuela
can use these facilities for “national needs” — radically increasing
the threat to neighbors like Colombia. The German daily claims that
according to the agreement, Iranian Shahab 3 (range 1300-1500 km),
Scud-B (285-330 km) and Scud-C (300, 500 and 700 km) will be deployed
in the proposed base. It says that Iran also pledged to help Venezuela
in rocket technology expertise, including intensive training of

Whose rockets knocked out Iran’s ballistic missile launchers?

Imam Ali BaseIran is under enemy attack on four fronts in a war never acknowledged as such by the regime in Tehran or admitted by the aggressors. The advantage to Iran of this shadow conflict is that it is not obliged to respond. Its leaders are therefore free to bend all their energies to propping up their Islamic Revolutionary regime. The advantage to the attackers is that they can keep on battering the Islamic Republic without risking an open clash and bring their hammers down on one front after another without warning. In the last three months, four such offensives were launched against Iran, starting in July: 1. The cyber-attack: The Stuxnet virus planted in Iran’s nuclear and military control networks seriously damaged those systems. This attack is still ongoing, defying all attempts to exorcise the wily worm. (This offensive was exclusively covered from its outset by DEBKA-Net-Weekly. See Issue 463: The Stuxnet Malworm’s First Strike.) 2. Rockets destroy secret missile launchers: On Tuesday, October 12, the day before Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad flew to Beirut, three massive explosions blasted through one of Iran’s top-secret military installations, the underground store holding Shihab-3 intermediate-range ballistic missiles which were held ready for launching against US targets in Iraq and Israel in the event of war. An unknown number of missiles, their launchers and warheads, including some tri-conic nosecones, were destroyed at the site beneath the Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s Imam Ali Base near the city of Khorramabad, in the Lorestan province of southwestern Iran. The base is also home to IRGC’s main missile force, the Al-Hadid Brigade, 18 of whose members were killed and 14 injured in the blast, according the official communiqué in Tehran – probably more, according to our sources.

The story behind Iran’s computer worm

Stuxnet also sets a registry value of “19790509” to alert new copies of Stuxnet that the computer has already been infected. It’s rather obviously a date, but instead of looking at the gazillion things–large and small–that happened on that the date, the story insists it refers to the date Persian Jew Habib Elghanain was executed in Tehran for spying for Israel.

Sure, these markers could point to Israel as the author. On the other hand, Stuxnet’s authors were uncommonly thorough about not leaving clues in their code; the markers could have been deliberately planted by someone who wanted to frame Israel. Or they could have been deliberately planted by Israel, who wanted us to think they were planted by someone who wanted to frame Israel. Once you start walking down this road, it’s impossible to know when to stop.

New York board of Rabbis human chain in protest at United Nations

On Tuesday,Sept. 21, 2010 @ 9:45 AM, at the Southwest corner 40th & 1ST ave, the New York Board of Rabbis (NYBR) gathered at 1st Avenue and 40th street to protest the President of Iran .

“There is no place for this evil-entity to be at the U.N. A sad day for New Yorkers and Americans.”

“Ah’jad, a man who brutalizes the opposition. A tyrant . A murderer who is being given an honorable welcome by the U.N. when he should be locked away; put on-trial and locked away for the crime of genocide.”

They gathered at the UN to protest and to voice their condemnation of the madman of Tehran, Mahmud Ahmadinejad being granted a platform at the United Nations. “This is a sad day for people of all faiths”

Iran prepared to block gulf oil and wreck western economies

Iran’s recently-concluded war games concentrated on preparations to block the Persian Gulf and wreck Western economies in the event that the United Nations Security Council tries to place harsh sanctions against it.

Forty percent of the world’s oil and gas sails through the Persian Gulf, and an Iranian blockade would cause an inflationary spike in energy prices and a fuel shortage that could cause catastrophe for the West, which is dependent on Iranian crude to fuel their gas-hungry economies.

Peres offered us ‘Golan for Iran’

“We are reaching our hand out for peace with Syria, but peace cannot exist without a basic condition: You cannot reach a hand out for peace while continuing to support terror groups.”
Syrian president says his Russian counterpart relayed message from Israeli president that Jewish state will be willing to withdraw from Golan Heights if Damascus cuts its ties with Tehran, ‘resistance movements’. Assad takes offer lightly, says ‘reality proves Israel is not working for peace’ Roee Nahmias

Syrian President Bashar Assad says his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Medvedev, relayed a message from President Shimon Peres last week, that Israel was willing to withdraw from the Golan Heights in exchange for Syria cutting its ties with Iran and the “resistance movements”.

A nuclear Iran could become the first “‘Suicide State’

President Barack Obama–today launching a special nuclear security summit in Washington–finally acknowledges that Iranian threats to annihilate Israel are serious. Still, Obama fails to understand that applying so-called economic sanctions to Iran will be ineffectual. Somehow, despite very good reasons to the contrary, the president is now insisting that Israel learn to “live” with a nuclear Iran.

Obama confidently assumes that Tehran could be dealt with using the normally-compelling dynamics of nuclear deterrence. The problem with such threat-based optimism, however, is the always-underlying presumption of enemy rationality. Without rationality, deterrence will fail.

No system of nuclear deterrence can operate unless all of the involved countries value their own physical survival more highly than anything else. Significantly, Tehran’s new nuclear status could coincide with an unshakable leadership belief in the Shi’ite apocalypse. Here, Israel would face not only more Palestinian suicide-bombers (President Obama’s recycled Road Map toward a “Two-State Solution” will only encourage Palestinian terrorism), but also a “suicide state

Israel can hit Iran without U.S. OK

A nuclear Tehran with the present regime is a threat of survival scale’

Israel does not need American permission to strike Iran, said Shabtai Shavit, former chief of Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency, in an exclusive interview with Aaron Klein, WND’s Jerusalem bureau chief.