Iranian Officials Issue Contradictory Statements Regarding Telegram Ban

April 5, 2018 • Filed in: wordpress

Telegram’s initial coin offering has been the catalyst confusion among Iran’s leadership, with conflicting statements regarding a potential ban on Telegram being made by officials. A few days ago, Iranian parliamentarian, Alaeddin Boroujerdi told media that Iran’s “highest level” officials wish to ban Telegram by April 20 due to the app’s monopoly position within the country and concerns that Telegram’s cryptocurrency may “undermine the national currency” in Iran. Despite M. Boroujerdi’s comments, the Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, has spoken against the rumored ban.

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