Top
Begin typing your search above and press return to search.
exit_to_app
DEEP READ
Why Eid celebration is so important to Muslims
access_time 2021-05-13T12:57:08+05:30
Who can save Congress from redundancy?
access_time 2021-05-10T13:19:13+05:30
Iran and the revival of JCPOA
access_time 2021-04-23T13:21:09+05:30
A model mosque in Gujarat
access_time 2021-04-12T17:13:34+05:30
Towards a digital emergency?
access_time 2021-02-27T14:50:41+05:30
exit_to_app
Homechevron_rightTechnologychevron_rightIran will shut down...

Iran will shut down Telegram for security reasons

text_fields
bookmark_border
Iran will shut down Telegram for security reasons
cancel

Tehran: An Iranian news site is reporting the country will block the Telegram messenger service for reasons of national security.

The report today by Mashreghnews.ir quotes the head of the parliamentary committee on national security and foreign policy, Alaeddin Boroujerdi.

He says the decision was made "at the highest level" and the app would be replaced by a similar local system.

Boroujerdi said the decision was a response to what he called Telegram's destructive role in anti-government protests that began in late December in which at least 25 people were killed and nearly 5,000 reportedly arrested.

The app, with some 40 million users in Iran, was temporarily shut down during the protests in early January. However, some 10 per cent of users reached it through proxies and VPN services.

Show Full Article
TAGS:
Next Story