Iran hits out at US for sanctions 3 over cyberattacks

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran strongly condemns what it calls false accusations leveled by the United States against three of its citizens for alleged cyber attacks in the US and other countries.

The US justice department unveiled the indictments yesterday accusing the trio of exploiting computer vulnerabilities to extort “hundreds” of victims, including inside Britain, Australia, Iran, Russia and the United States.

In a statement today, Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman Nasser Kanani “strongly condemned” the US measures against “citizens and companies on the false accusation of being involved in cyber attacks.”

“Resorting to launching a propaganda campaign… against Iran is part of the failed Iranophobic policy of the American government, which of course will not lead anywhere,” Kanani says.

“The US, which has previously remained silent against numerous cyber attacks against Iran… and has even directly or indirectly supported these attacks, lacks the jurisdiction to accuse others.”

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