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Iran urges IAEA to detect agents involved in Stuxnet attack

06-14-2011 09:41 BJT

TEHRAN, June 13 (Xinhua) -- Deputy Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran Ali Bagheri called on the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Monday to detect agents involved in Stuxnet computer worm plan, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported.

Addressing the closing session of the second International Nuclear Disarmament Conference in Tehran on Monday, Bagheri urged IAEA to form a fact-finding committee to detect agents involved in nuclear terrorism and operation of Stuxnet computer worm, said the report.

In September, the Islamic Republic said that the computer worm of Stuxnet infected 30,000 IP addresses in Iran but the Iranian Foreign Ministry denied the reports that a cyber worm had damaged computer systems at the country's nuclear power plant.

Stuxnet is the first discovered worm that spies on and reprograms industrial systems. It is specifically written to attack SCADA systems which are used to control and monitor industrial processes.

Bagheri also said that "the U.S.-Russian Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, known as START-3, involves no verification mechanism and the qualitative and quantitative implementation of the treaty faces doubts," according to ISNA.

He criticized the U.S. support for Israel and said, "the United States supports the only owner of nuclear warheads in the Middle East, Zionist regime, which does not abide by any of the international rules even the UN Security Council resolutions."

Bagheri said that Iran is the only country in the region that has signed up to all disarmament treaties, said the official IRNA news agency on Monday.

He added the most important factor of global insecurity in this century is building, stockpiling and application of weapons of mass destruction, especially nuclear weapons by big powers, particularly the United States.

Iran kicked off the second International Nuclear Disarmament Conference in Tehran on Sunday.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

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