1 Prof., Department of Public and International Law, Faculty of Law and Political Science, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

2 MA. in International Law, Department of Public and International Law, Faculty of Law and Political Science, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran


Terrorism has begun with the emergence of human societies and according to the progress of societies has developed with increasing speed. The most modern forms of terrorism, which today has attracted a lot of attention is cyberterrorism. Cyberterrorism, which suffers from the vagueness of traditional terrorism and lack of definition and agreement on it, due to the unique context of the realization of it i.e. cyberspace, has further questions, which answers to these questions are necessary for further examinations. In this article, we have tried to use the available data to prove the existence of such a phenomenon and thus we examined its relationship with the self-defense principle set out in article 51 of the charter of the United Nations. Since the use of the term “armed attack” for cybercrimes is another major challenge for these actions, which may have many consequences.


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