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Iran's petroleum industry on 'full alert' against attacks: Oil minister

US media reports have said Washington was considering possible cyber attacks against Iran

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Iran's oil minister told the petroleum industry on Sunday to be on alert to physical and cyber attacks, amid heightened tensions with the United States in the Gulf region.

US media reports have said Washington was considering possible cyber attacks against Iran after the Sept. 14 attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil sites, which US officials blamed on Tehran. Iran has denied the charge.

"All companies and facilities of the oil industry should be fully alert to physical and cyber threats as sanctions target the petroleum industry," Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said in a statement, carried by the Oil Ministry's news agency SHANA.

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First Published: Sep 29 2019 | 9:47 PM IST

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