After a five-day Internet cut-off in connection with demonstrations in Iran, the United States imposed sanctions on Iran’s communications minister, Mohammad Jawad Azeri Jahromi. Aljazeera reports this.
The United States ordered the freezing of its assets, and also banned American citizens from doing business with the Iranian minister.
Earlier it was reported that the Internet was blocked in Iran due to protests in the country, and only five days later there was information about the gradual resumption of its work.
Due to Internet blocking, it was difficult for protesters to post videos on social networks to support the rally, as well as report of the extent of the riots.
The protests began on November 15 in several provincial cities after the government announced a rise in gas prices by at least 50%. Mass riots spread to 100 cities and towns and quickly became political, demanding the resignation of senior officials.
According to Amnesty International, more than 100 protesters were killed by security forces. The government denies this data, calling it "speculative."