Internet embargo against Iran unlikely, official says

July 19, 2007 - 0:0

TEHRAN -- An Internet embargo against Iran is possible, but the fact that the country has vast interactions with the world makes it unlikely, Iranian Information Council Secretary Hamid Shahriari said on Tuesday.

In response to a Mehr News Agency reporter’s question on the possibility of Western embargos against Iran being expanded to the field of information technology and demanding that corporations like Yahoo and Google cut their service to Iran, Shahriari stated, “It is true that most major internet servers are located in the United States, but an Internet embargo against Iran would be irrational and controversial. In addition, the ITU (International Telecommunication Union) would oppose such a move, and the Europeans would also oppose an Internet embargo against Iran.” PA/HG END MN