Iran slams blocking IRGC Instagram account

IRNA – Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi on Tuesday condemned blocking Istagram accounts of Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution and commanders of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).

In an unprecedented move in line with the US decision to place IRGC on terrorism blacklist, Istagram blocked the English-language accounts of the Supreme Leader and Brigadier General Mohammad Ali Jafari, Brigadier General Qasem Soleimani and Brigadier Hossein Salami on Tuesday.

In a tweet late on Tuesday, the minister cited a dialogue in ‘Game of Thrones’ series, saying that “When you tear out a man’s tongue, you are not proving him a liar, you’re only telling the world that you fear what he might say.”