Iran’s coverage: Iran state TV says authorities temporarily block Instagram, Telegram to ‘maintain peace’ amid protests

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Iran state TV says Instagram, Telegram blocked

Iran state TV is reporting that authorities have blocked Instagram and the messaging app Telegram.

Official confirms 2 people killed in Iran protests

An Iranian security official confirmed earlier reports of the deaths of two people in the recent protest gatherings in Lorestan province, but stressed that the Iranian police forces did not fire a single bullet, and foreign agents and Takfiri elements were behind the incident.

Mayor reports minor damage to public property in Tehran protests

Mayor of Tehran expressed regret for disruption to traffic in parts of Tehran in the wake of the recent protest rallies, saying some municipal properties, including a number of bus stations, suffered minor damages after some demonstrators resorted to violence.

Telegram blocks anti-Iran channel for promoting violence

The Telegram messaging app has closed an anti-Iran channel for encouraging people to violence after a top Iranian official’s request.

Administration pledges push to create employment in Iran

Following a series of rallies in some Iranian cities in protest at difficult economic conditions, the Administration’s Spokesman Mohammad Baqer Nobakht unveiled plans to provide employment for more than 830,000 people in the next Iranian year.


Parl. adviser asks Trump: ‘don’t get excited’

Iranian Parliament’s General Director for International Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian responded to US president’s meddlesome remarks about the recent gatherings in protest against economic conditions in Iran.


MPs to review recent incidents in Iran

Iran Majlis (Parliament) is to hold an extraordinary session on Monday to review recent incidents in the country.


US, Israel lack understanding of Iranian people: Interior minister

Iran’s Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli says the US, Israel and regional reactionary states, which pretend to be supporting Iranian people’s rights, actually lack real understanding of the nation.

Tehran enjoying full security after civil protests: IRGC Commander

The deputy commander of IRGC’s Sarallah headquarters, a key base for handling security affairs in Tehran, said the Iranian capital is enjoying full security after some civil protest rallies held against recent rising commodity prices.

Tehran to receive Belarusian electric buses in 2 months

A privately-owned Iranian company is in talks with a Belarusian manufacturer ‘Belkamunmash’ for technology cooperation and investment in a new generation of electric buses in Tehran.