The director of a new documentary outlining U.S. plans for an extensive cyber attack on Iran said on Wednesday he was angry and appalled by the rapidly growing trend towards secrecy in the U.S. government.
Veteran documentary maker Alex Gibney was speaking to reporters in Berlin, where his film “Zero Days” is being shown in competition for the Berlin International Film Festival’s top Golden Bear prize.
The documentary says how the U.S.’s National Security Agency (NSA) developed a cyberwar program dubbed “Nitro Zeus” that it hoped would bring Iran to its knees in the event of hostilities.
“I am angry about the incredible amount of secrecy in the United States and how it has become a kind of obsession that is damaging our democracy,” Gibney said at a post-screening news conference.
“I think, frankly, that the trend and the momentum towards greater and greater secrecy in the U.S. administration is appalling.