The Islamic Republic of Iran today is a Shiite Islamic republic with a Sunni minority under a theocratic regime which is ruled by President Hassan Rouhani since 2013. Historically, it is home to some of the world's oldest civilizations including the Persian empire. Since the 1979 Islamic revolution Iran has become more and more conservative.
Israel National Cyber Directorate (INCD) Chief Gaby Portnoy: “We see them, we know how they work and we are there.”
Predatory Sparrow, a hacktivist group that is little known, took credit for the hacking that halted Iran's steel industry.
The US has condemned the “repeated rocket and mortar attacks” against the region.
It will be critical to learn how successful the launch was, something that was not fully clear from the video, though the satellite was seen traveling for an extended period and then blowing up.
"Two issues including one on sanctions remained to be resolved," two Iranian and European officials said.
Foreign Minister Yair Lapid made a quick trip to Turkey to meet with the country's Foreign Minister Mevlut Çavusogluuin.
Iranian state media did not give a reason but state TV said Taeb would become an adviser to the Guards' Commander-in-Chief Hossein Salami.
Iran's Hossein Salami: US, Israel have no stake in the region
In his comments to the semi-official Entekhab news agency, the commander, Hassani Ahangar, did not say who was believed to be behind the sabotage.
An underground nuclear facility built by Iran would be able to withstand cyberattacks and bunker-penetrating bombs, the report claimed.