Iran's Vice President talks another internet shut down in Iran
TEHRAN, Iran, Dec.23
Iran's Vice President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari has asked the startups in the country not to worry about possible internet shutdown in the country, Trend reports via ILNA.
On Nov. 15, 2019, in Iran, the price of gasoline sold on quota increased from 10,000 rials ($0.23) to 15,000 rials ($0.35) and the price of gasoline sold free from the quota increased to 30,000 rials ($0.71).
A number of protests have taken place in Iran over rising gasoline prices. Iran’s Supreme National Security Council decided to cut off the internet because the protests resulted in riots, and the internet shutdown lasted about 10-15 days.
Sattari added that he wasn't responsible for the internet shutdown in the country, but said it was an unpleasant incident for the companies working online.
"By the time internet was shut down, domestic startup companies were already working using Iran's nationwide intranet network," Sattari said.
"As I mentioned in a recent meeting of the Supreme Economic Council, we are trying to not have an internet cut off anymore,” he added.