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Twitter suspends several Iranian media accounts

Twitter Inc. blocked the accounts of a number of government-affiliated news agencies, Tasnim reported on Saturday. Over several hours, the operator of the microblogging service targeted channels in Farsi language including some personal ones and institutions. The said organization is privately owned though it is reportedly in close relations with the the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

Institute Reyhaneh, IRNA agency, Young Journalists Club and two accounts run by Mehr are among those that are currently blocked.

The company's action comes during a crisis in the relations between Iran and the West, particularly the United States and the United Kingdom.

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