Iran Denies Reports That It Will Shut Down The Internet By August

Posted on Apr 10 2012 - 8:59am by Editorial Staff

Over the news rounding up this morning that Iranian government shifting Internet to Intranet, the reports suggesting the denials have begun to rolling, according to AFP. A statement from the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology said, ”The report is in no way confirmed by the ministry” and is “completely baseless,” adding that it served only, “the propaganda wing of the West and providing its hostile media with a pretext emanating from a baseless claim”.

Information and Communications Technology minister Reza Taghipour stated that a national Intranet is being introduced in order to provide a “clean Internet” to the country. The statements were said to have been made during an interview, in which the minister confirmed that services Google and Hotmail would be replaced with government-controlled options.

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