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  10/5/2010, Tishrei 27, 5771

Iran Suspects Worm was Western Plot

Iran's foreign ministry spokesman is claiming that a computer worm found on the laptops of several employees at the country's nuclear power plant is part of a covert Western plot to derail the Iranian nuclear program.
Ramin Mehmanparast says it won't make Iran "give up or stop" its nuclear activities, which the United States and its allies fear are geared toward making atomic weapons. Iran denies those charges. Mehmanparast's remarks on Tuesday were the strongest yet on Tehran's suspicions over the worm.