Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Iran Elections: SMS services blocked in Tehran

PanARMENIAN.Net/ SMS services are blocked in Tehran. Initially, SMS text messaging was cut off in Iranian capital on July 11, a day before presidential elections, and today, on July the 7th, inhabitants of Tehran are again facing the problem. Teleccomunication Ministry told journalists about the reasons.

After the unrest which started on June 13, the SMS system was cut off and mobile phone transmissions interrupted during demonstration hours.

On July 6-8, opposition wanted to declare a national strike as a sign of protest against President Ahmadinejad. However, authorities declared July 7 and 8 as rest days, accounting for such decision for environmental reasons, The Earth Times reports.
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