Iran lifts restrictions imposed on Telegram messenger

Iran lifts restrictions imposed on Telegram messenger

Iranian authorities have lifted the restrictions imposed on Telegram messenger amid protests which swept through the country, Sputnik reported citing local media.

The restrictions were lifted on Saturday evening, the IRNA news agency reported. The messenger is available via cellular and wireless networks.

Several major cities in Iran, including Tehran, Mashhad, Isfahan and Rasht, have witnessed anti-government protests in recent weeks. Iranians have taken to the streets to protest against unemployment, poverty and the rising cost of living, as well as the policies of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Amid the protests several social media platforms were temporary blocked, including Instagram and Telegram.

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