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View from Iran: World needs rules on cyberattacks (+video)

The US believes that cyberattacks from another country can constitute an 'act of war.' This begs the question of whether the US can unilaterally engage in an unprovoked act against Iran that, according to its own standards, is unacceptable. The world needs global rules on cyberattacks, regardless of where we live and how we think, say Iran's UN diplomats.

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    President Obama gives his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill Feb. 12. He announced he signed an executive order to strengthen America's cybersecurity. Op-ed writers Alireza Miryousefi and Hossein Gharibi point to the 2010 'Stuxnet' attack on Iran and say: 'There is no choice but to cease cyberattacks and to responsibly contribute to establishing international rules concerning these attacks.'
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