Iranian UN envoy Majid Takht Ravanchi delivered an address to the 1st plenary meeting of “Open-ended working group on security of and in the use of information and communications technologies 2021–2025 – First substantive session”, held in New York on Monday.
What follows is the full text of his speech:
I congratulate you on your assumption of leadership of our Group and extend my gratitude to the Secretariat for its support in organizing this meeting. I avail myself with the NAM statement made by Indonesia.
We are happy to witness the realization of a request to end parallelism and to lead the ICT process through the OEWG, the UN’s first-ever inclusive, transparent and multilateral intergovernmental process.
Iran has been the victim of a number of cyber-attacks, including the 2010 Stuxnet malware attacks against its critical infrastructure by the US and Israel.
Since 2010, these illegal acts have intensified and still continue. We believe that this Group is in the best position to address this…