Instagram Accounts Of Iran Guards Commanders Blocked
Muhammad Irfan 5 days ago Wed 17th April 2019 | 01:25 AM
Tehran, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 17th Apr, 2019 ) :The Instagram accounts of several Iranian Revolutionary Guards commanders have been blocked, the Tabnak news website reported Tuesday, with the photo-sharing website saying it was complying with US sanctions.
Access to Soleimani's account, which was working last week, was denied on Tuesday.
"Sorry, this page isn't available," read a message on the account.
" Contacted by AFP, an Instagram spokesperson said it was operating "under the constraints of US sanctions laws".
"We work with appropriate government authorities to ensure we meet our legal obligations, including those relating to the recent designation of the IRGC," the spokesperson added.
Iran's Telecommunications Minister Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi appeared to be referring to Instagram's move with a tweet on Tuesday.
Facebook, Twitter and the Telegram messenger service are officially banned in Iran, making Instagram the only major social media service accessible in the country without the use of a virtual private network, or VPN, to bypass censorship.