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Iranian news agency says its website has GONE DOWN ‘due to US sanctions'

Posted On: Jan 24, 2020   |   Posted By: RT

Iranian news agency says its website has GONE DOWN ‘due to US sanctions'

The website of Iran's Fars News Agency, often described as semi-state operator, has gone offline worldwide, with the agency claiming its server company blocked the site on orders from Washington.
Internet users trying to access farsnews.com on Friday found only a blank screen, along with a message stating “farsnews.com's server IP address could not be found.” Fars News announced on Twitter that its server company had blocked the site because of US sanctions.
🔴دامنه با دستور وزارت خزانه‌داری آمریکا مسدود شد.
🔹در ایمیلی که از طرف سرویس‌دهنده به خبرگزاری فارس ارسال شده به صراحت دلیل انسداد «دستورالعمل دفتر کنترل دارایی‌های خارجی وزارت خزانه‌داری آمریکا و قرار گرفتن این خبرگزاری در فهرست SDN اعلام شده است. pic.twitter.com/5cd3Lj3q5T - خبرگزاری فارس January 24, 2020
It is unclear where the server company is based, but several multinational tech firms have withdrawn service to Iranian users in the past, for fear of violating Washington's ban on doing business with the Islamic republic. GitHub...

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