TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A senior Iranian cyber security official sounded caution over plans by the Israeli regime to carry out cyberattacks against Iran.

The Zionist regime of Israel appears to have clandestine cyber capabilities and is seeking to harm the Islamic Republic through cyberattacks, Major General Mostafa Izadi, commander of the cyber security and modern threats department at the IRGC’s Khatam al-Anbia Base, said on Wednesday.

He made the comments during a visit to Iran’s Civil Defense Organization.

The general further stressed the need for efforts to thwart the enemy plots that aim to create discord within the Iranian nation, which he described as the main pillar of the Establishment.

Last year, Iran’s Civil Defense Organization unveiled plans for developing a nationwide alarm system that would alert the country’s organizations to possible cyberattacks.

It came after a spate of cyberattacks against Iranian websites in June 2016.