The authorities demanded to redirect traffic through controlled gateways.
In Iran, they began to restrict the work of Telegram, TehranTimes reportedreferring to the statement of the Iranian Supreme National Cyberspace Council.
According to the Iranian authorities, Telegram no longer allows the exchange of images and video. Representatives of the messenger have not yet confirmed this information.
The authorities revoked the messenger license for the use of CDN servers in the country. According to the statement, all traffic in the messenger should be redirected through the gateways that are controlled by the government.
Telegram is the most popular messenger in Iran, the number of its users totals from 40 to 50 million people. In April, the country’s leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, closed its Telegram channel and urged officials to stop using the service. After that, in Iran began to promote the national service Soroush, in which there is no encryption.
At the end of 2017, the messenger of Pavel Durov was blocked in Iran due to the company’s refusal to close the channels of protesters against the difficult economic situation. In January, restrictions were lifted because of discontent of Iranian businessmen, but in March the discussion about blocking resumed