Iran Blocks Gmail in the Country

Claiming that prepares the launch of such a “service national e-mails”, the Iranian government announced that access to Gmail is “definitely suspended” in the country.

In a statement to the Wall Street Journal a spokesman Google can not confirm whether the fact that access was cut, but says that the web giant has already identified a “significant drop in their traffic.” “We heard that some users in Iran are having trouble accessing Gmail, check our network and concluded that everything is running smoothly,” he said.

An Iranian official told the publication that the measure was taken to “increase people’s trust in government.” Already analysts point out that the announcement was made ​​an eye on the celebrations of the 31st anniversary of the Islamic Republic, as a way to contain organized online protests. In last June on suspicion re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad caused several protests to burst across the country, organized mainly through tools like Twitter.