Russia’s ambassador Dmitry Rogozin to NATO urged the alliance to join Moscow in delving deeper into the issue of who had unleashed the complex malware that hit Iran’s nuclear facilities last year.
Rogozin yesterday told journalists the virus could have had “serious implications” for the Bushehr power nuclear plant, a project achieved with Russian help but plagued with years of delays.
“This virus, which is very toxic, very dangerous, could have very serious implications,” he said, according to Reuters.
The ambassador also compared the malware’s impact to explosive mines.
“These ‘mines’ could lead to a new Chernobyl,” he said, referring to the 1986 nuclear disaster at a plant in Ukraine. “NATO should get to investigating the matter . . . This is not a private topic.”