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Report: Iran to block Telegram messaging app

Iran will disable instant messaging service Telegram in the country, Mashreghnews reported on Saturday citing Alaeddin Boroujerdi, chairman of the parliamentary Committee for Foreign Policy and National Security.

According to Boroujerdi, the messaging app played a negative role in the anti-government protests that took place in the country in December and January when 25 people were killed. The app will be replaced with a similar local variant.

The app is used by around 40 million people in Iran and was temporarily blocked in January.

Breaking the News / JC