Official: Samsung to lift ban on Iranian users
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jun.9/ Trend F.Karimov/
Samsung will lift ban on Iranian users to access app store sooner or later, the Tasnim News Agency quoted Tehran Chamber of Commerce member Mohammad-Hossein Barkhordar as saying.
Samsung took the decision in order to show off in the international arena, but it retreated from the decision and found out that it was wrong, Barkhordar said.
Iranian device users lost access to Samsung's mobile app store as of May 22.
The Korean electronics giant said that it couldn't provide access to the store because of 'legal barriers'. Many sanctions have been imposed on Iran over its nuclear program, and Samsung's step is viewed as the latest such step.
Unlike Apple, Microsoft and Adobe, Samsung provided localized services to Iranians in Persian language. It also isn't the first handset vendor to pull back from Iran. Nokia stopped its services in the country last year, AP reported.