Instagram accounts of Iran Guards commanders blocked

April 18,2019

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TEHRAN: The Instagram accounts of several Iranian Revolutionary Guards commanders have been blocked, the Tabnak news website reported Tuesday, with the photo-sharing website saying it was complying with US sanctions. The United States announced on April 8 that it has placed the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, the ideological army of the Islamic republic, on their list of “foreign terrorist organisations”. Tabnak, a site close to Iranians, said Instagram blocked the accounts of Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, Major General Mohammad Bagheri and Major General Ghassem Soleimani. Access to Soleimani’s account, which was working last week, was denied on Tuesday. “Sorry, this page isn’t available,” read a message on the account. “The link you followed may be broken, or the page may have been removed.” Contacted by AFP, an Instagram spokesperson said it was operating “under the constraints of US sanctions laws”.


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