OREANDA-NEWSAfter the attack on oil facilities, Saudi Aramco, the United States conducted a secret cyber operation against Iran, writes Reuters, citing two US officials. According to sources in the American media, the attack took place in late September and was directed against "Tehran’s ability to spread propaganda". One of them also said that the purpose of the cyber attack was Iranian equipment, but did not provide any further details. The Pentagon declined to comment on this information.

According to media reports, the cyber attack demonstrates how the US Presidential Administration Donald Trump is trying to counter what he considers "Iranian aggression" without getting involved in a wider conflict with the country. At the same time, the operation after the incident in Saudi Arabia looks smaller than other similar attacks against Iran this year, the agency concludes. The drone attack on the oil facilities of Saudi Aramco, the state-owned oil company of Saudi Arabia, occurred on September 14.