Iran's Cyber-Police Blasts US, EU Ban

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran deplored the US and the European Union's recent ban on its Cyber Police as "a blatant violation of its sovereignty".

In a statement on Sunday, Iran's Cyber Police (FATA) condemned the EU and the US Treasury Department's unilateral ban on FATA, saying it violated the norms.

The statement said that the move runs counter to international rights and laws as it constituted flagrant violation of the Islamic Republic of Iran's sovereignty and interference in its internal affairs.

The statement pointed to FATA's cooperation on international issues, and added that the unit has, so far, proved its good-will and firm determination to help safeguard security of the international cyber space through its cooperation with such official bodies as the Interpol and police departments of other countries, including the US in identifying cyber attacks on the US City Bank and Operation Pangea IV, V.

The statement came after FATA was blacklisted on March 12 by the EU for what it claimed to be as the so-called violation of human rights.

On January 23, 2011, Iran's Cyber Police (FATA) started its work to prevent espionage and sabotage activities through the internet.

The Cyber Police have been able to solve major cases since it was set up. The Cyber Police was able to prevent espionage and sabotage in Information Technology (IT) tools.