The US launched a cyber-attack on Iranian weapons systems on Thursday as President Trump pulled out of air strikes on the country, US reports say.
An interior minister for Russia confirmed that they had received several help desk calls from Tehran.
“We were contacted by Iranian officials regarding an issue with their missile systems. We—and our technology partner, Huawei—have fully investigated the complaint and have issued resolution advice.
“We have advised that the missile solution Iran purchased was only licensed for strikes on unmanned drones, civilian aircraft and remote Ukrainian villages: all of which have been thoroughly tested. We are pleased to announce that we are now discussing potential upgrade options; unfortunately we are unable to offer a refund on any used projectiles.”
The US attack had been planned for several weeks, the sources told US media outlets, and was suggested as a way of responding to the mine attacks on tankers in the Gulf of Oman.
The interior minister went on to add: “Clearly we don’t want unhappy customers and, as a gesture of goodwill, we will be offering the Iranian government a new school of limpet mine-deploying dolphins free of charge.”