President Warns of Plots to Harm Iran through Virtual Space

President Warns of Plots to Harm Iran through Virtual Space

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi cautioned about hostile attempts to foment insecurity in Iran through the cyber space.

Addressing an event marking the Student's Day at the University of Tehran on Wednesday, Raisi called this day a symbol of anti-enmity, insight and sense of responsibility of the country's student community.

"Indeed, Azar 16 (December 7) should be a symbol and expression of growth, and the knowledge of the conditions of the country by the universities should always be respected,” Raisi said, his official website reported.

Referring to the continuous communication between the government and the student community of the country on all days of the year, the president said, "I consider the communication between the government and the university to be a necessity and I truly believe that the university, as the think tank of the government, can help the government in solving the country's problems.”

The president added, "Today, our university has defeated the enemy, and for that reason, they wanted to create chaos in this space and close the classrooms, but the educated professors and students did not allow them to do so".

Highlighting the difference between unrest and protest, Raisi stated that protest aims to improve affairs and construct things, but the result of unrest is destruction and insecurity.

"A strong Iran is definitely not desired by the Americans, and they are looking to destroy Iran like Afghanistan, Syria, Libya and other countries that have been invaded by this country, but Iran, unlike other countries and territories, has men and women with honor and dignity who will never allow such conspiracies to be carried out by the Americans," he stated.

Referring to the reason why the enemies are angry with the country's university and student society, the president said, "Our universities are the source of all progress in the country today, and the honors of our scientists in science and technology, nuclear industry, aerospace, and defense and security achievements are the product of the university.

"Today the most authoritarian and dictatorial government in the world is the ruling body of the United States of America, and December 7 is the day to fight against the super dictator of the world, that is, America," he added.

Asked about the state of the Internet, Raisi said, "We remember the promises that were made about cyber space, but the point is that if the enemy wants to use this space to cause chaos in the country, what should be done? The reason for the restrictions is the enemy's attempt to create insecurity in the country on the basis of this space, and you must know that the situation will be different after the normalization of the situation."

He also pointed to the government's use of the capacity of cultural and academic centers, saying, "The government listens to the opinions of others, even if there is a difference in political tastes, and the 13th administration definitely welcomes the activation of universities to solve problems."

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