The Iranian authorities from the evening of January 13, unblocked access to the popular Telegram messenger for the citizens of the country. This is with reference to an informed source, reported the Iranian state news Agency IRNA.
“The social network Telegram is now available in a wireless and mobile data networks”, – stated in the message.
The media noted that the messenger was banned due to “recent riots in several Iranian cities.”
“In some areas of the demonstration escalated into violence as a result of provocations made by some foreign elements who used the Telegram,” says the state news Agency.
In the meantime, Reuters reports that the social network Facebook and Twitter in Iran is still blocked.
14 January 2018, Iranian authorities said that since the beginning of anti-government protests the country has about 465 people were detained in clashes killed 25 people.
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