Iran’s Oil Division on ‘Full Alert” Against Attack

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Photo Credits: Essam Al-Sudani, Reuters

Bihan Namdar Zanganeh, Iran’s oil minister, ordered on Sunday, that the oil division of the country be on high alert for possible “physical and cyber” attacks.

In a statement published on the oil ministry’s Shana website, “It is necessary for all companies and installations of the oil industry to be on full alert against physical and cyber threats,” Zanganeh said.

The attack damaged the Saudi oil sector on September 14, the world’s largest crude exporter. This event lead Washington, Berlin, London, Paris, and Riyadh to blame Iran for highly cutting Saudi’s crude production.

Meanwhile, the President of the United States, Donald Trump said, he was preparing for a response several days after wherein the President endorsed military restraint, prompting his preference for intensifying a “maximum pressure” campaign” through economic sanctions.

Iran repudiated press reports on September 21 that, its oil installation were interrupted by a cyber-attack.