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We can read your emails, says Iran’s intelligence minister

Iran's intelligence minister has said that in the effort to fight terror, his ministry has access to the electronic communications of individuals suspected of links to terrorists.
Nominated Iranian Minister for Intelligence, Mahmoud Alvai gives a speech during a parliament session to discuss the President's proposed cabinet in Tehran on August 13, 2013. Rowhani unveiled his all-male cabinet of technocrats on August 4 but his nominations must be confirmed by the conservative-dominated parliament in a process that has several stages. AFP PHOTO/BEHROUZ MEHRI        (Photo credit should read BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images)
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To demonstrate Iran’s effectiveness in combating terrorism, Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said that his ministry has the ability to view all of the electronic communication of individuals suspected of involvement in terrorist activities. He was careful to note that individuals' private information is not violated.

“The Intelligence Ministry will confront without reservation terrorist elements or groups that want to challenge the security of the Islamic Republic,” Alavi said. “Sometimes an individual reaches a point at which the Intelligence Ministry has no choice but to act against them.”

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