Friday, January 28, 2022

(JNS) Iran claimed on Tuesday that a cyber attack interrupted fuel sales and caused long lines at gas stations throughout the Islamic Republic, state media reported.

It noted that it remains on alert against such strikes, which it has blamed on the United States and Western powers in the past, reported Reuters. “Technical experts are fixing the problem and soon the refueling process … will return to normal,” said state broadcaster IRIB.

Abolhassan Firouzabadi, secretary of Iran’s Supreme Council of Cyberspace, told state TV: “This attack was probably carried out by a foreign country. It is too early to announce by which country and in which way it was done.”

Indian External Affairs Minister Meets With Israeli University Heads

(JNS) India’s external affairs minister met on Tuesday with the presidents and senior leadership of Israeli universities to discuss the expansion of academic ties between the two countries.

Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar also met with a group of Indian students studying in Israel to hear about their experiences and suggestions on how to expand student mobility, according to a press release from Tel Aviv University (TAU), which hosted the meetings. Currently there are some 1,000 Indians studying in Israel, around half of them post-doctoral students.

The minister said that the universities played a “significant role” in strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries, and that much potential remains to boost ties in many fields, including technology and innovation. India, he said, is “committed to finding new ways to expand our relationship,” and “the challenge before us is how to scale it up and shift it to the next gear.”

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