Iran Denies Internet Shut down on Election Day

A02976672.jpgTEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Interior Minister Mustafa Pour-Mohammad here Wednesday dismissed earlier reports that the government was likely to block private access to the Internet on election day, March 14.

ISNA had earlier quoted a senior election official that private access to the Internet would be blocked all across the country on March 14.

According to the news agency, Mohammad Javad Mahmoudi had said that a shutdown would help ensure that the government – which has upgraded its Internet lines – has unimpeded Internet service for the election.

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