Iran condemns as “unfounded” US allegations of “malicious cyber activity” on behalf of its military that triggered a new set of sanctions against Iranian companies and individuals.

Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Nasser Kanani says Iran “categorically dismissed the US government claim that some Iranian individuals and companies have been involved in cyberattacks.”

He accuses Washington of seeking to “deflect the wave of international criticism towards their policies of unlimited support for the Zionist regime war crimes and genocide in the Gaza Strip.”