The international tension generated by Iran’s nuclear programme has seeped into cyberspace. A new computer game has been launched which depicts an Iranian atomic scientist being rescued by the country’s special forces – after being taken hostage by US forces in Iraq and held in Israel.
The game, the country’s first, is intended to launch Iran on the lucrative games market and also present certain moral concepts to the younger generation, said creator Mohammed Fakhrian:
“We are emphasising our dignity and power to defend our rights” he told the audience.
The game is aimed at countering the impact of a similar US game which sparked an outcry in Iran last year.
The West claims Tehran’s uranium enrichment activities are a cover for an atomic weapons project, but Iranian officials say the work is designed only to generate electricity.