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Iranian govt bans state bodies from using Telegram app, Khamenei shuts account

Thursday 19 April 2018 | 09:42 CET | News
The Iranian government has banned state bodies from using the Telegram instant messaging app as Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's office said his account would shut down to protect national security, ISNA reported. The order came days after Russia, Iran's ally in the Syrian war, started blocking Telegram in its territory after the company's repeated refusal to give Russian state security services access to users' secret messages. 

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Categories: Internet
Companies: Telegram
Countries: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
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