Iran said Tuesday that a computer worm found on the laptops of several employees at the country's nuclear power plant is part of a Western plot to derail its nuclear works. Iranian officials have claimed in recent days that the Stuxnet worm that has affected computers of employees at the Bushehr nuclear power plant could be a conspiracy to damage Iran's nuclear programs.
Tuesday's comments by Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast were the strongest accusations of Western sabotage so far. He said sabotage and pressure won't make Iran stop its nuclear activities.
"They (the West) have shown by their words and actions that they try, through any possible means, to prevent or delay our peaceful nuclear activities," Mehmanparast conveyed, according to the AP. "These actions won't make us give up our (nuclear) rights at all. These methods won't help stop or delay nuclear activities in our country," he added.