Iran resumes access to Facebook

Politics Materials 27 May 2009 14:39 (UTC +04:00)

An access to Facebook has resumed in Iran. The website was blocked prior to the previous presidential elections, BBC Farsi reported. 

Iran blocked access to Facebook in 2004 as supporters of presidential candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi staged an active campaign via the website. The access was blocked after country's internet users expressed discontent with the campaign.

Iran will hold presidential election on June 12. Former Speaker Mehdi Karroubi, Former Prime Minister Mir Hussein Moussavi, Head of the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution (Sepah) Mohsun Rezai and incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are running for president.