“The intelligence agents have discovered the destructive activities of the arrogance (US/the West) in cyberspace, and different ways to confront them have been designed and implemented," Moslehi said.
"I assure all citizens that the intelligence apparatus currently has complete supervision on cyberspace and will not allow any leak or destruction of our country's nuclear activities."
"We have always faced the destructive action of these (spy) services and a number of nuclear spies have been arrested," Moslehi added.
The announcement by the intelligence minister confirms reports that the malicious software code Stuxnet has infected computers in Iran, and the attackers were probably aiming to gain access to controller systems at Bushehr nuclear reactor and probably at Natanz uranium enrichment unit. By saying that the authorities have “currently” complete supervision on cyberspace, Moslehi comes close to confirming the reports that the attackers had indeed gained access to controllers at the nuclear facilities.
UPDATE (Tue 5 October): The Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast told reporters in Tehran on Tuesday that the Stuxnet worm found on the laptops of several employees at Bushehr nuclear power plant is part of a covert Western plot to derail Iran’ nuclear program. The comments were the strongest indication yet that the Iranian leaders believe that a Western sabotage against the country’s nuclear facilities is at work.