IRGC General Gholamreza Jalali, the chief of Iran's Civil Defense Organization, said in an October 30, 2021 show on Channel 1 (Iran) that the United States and the "Zionist regime" are behind a May 2021 cyber attack against the Shahid Rajaee Port, and a July 2021 cyber attack against Iran's train system. General Jalali said that the people who carried out these attacks must have gained levels of access that only equipment manufacturers and installers usually have. General Jalali’s remarks were made against the backdrop of a cyber attack that targeted Iranian gas stations on October 26. For more information about General Gholamreza Jalali, see MEMRI TV Clips No. 7873, No. 7866, No. 7643, and No. 7575.
Gholamreza Jalali: "We analyzed two incidents. The first was the [May 2020] cyber attack on the Shahid Rajaee Port, and the second was the [July 2021] train incident. Both were similar in terms of the model of attack."
Journalist: "In those two cases – did you determine who planned and was behind them?"
Jalali: "As far as we are concerned, it is clearly our enemies – the U.S. and the Zionist regime."
Journalist: "So your intelligence analysis shows this as well…"
Jalali: "Yes, I said before that if anyone wants to attack us at the hardware or middleware levels, their intelligence has to infiltrate our embedded system level. Usually, it is the countries that build these systems that have the capability to infiltrate this level. Otherwise, we are talking about people who can physically build and install it."