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Iran vows legal measures against Apple over apps bans

26 August 2017, 01:18 | Colleen Roy

Iran vows legal measures against Apple over apps bans

Iran Vows to Legally Pursue Apple’s Removal of Iranian Apps

Apple began removing Iranian apps this week because of recent sanctions by the USA government against the Middle Eastern country. But now, reports claim that Apple is taking even more aggressive action to remove Iranian apps.

Pursuant to the us sanctions, Apple has no official presence in Iran. That followed the removal in recent weeks of apps for food delivery, shopping and other services.

Its founder, Mahdi Taghizadeh, is furious about it and is protesting on Twitter, where he started a campaign called #StopRemovingIranianApps.

"Under the US sanctions regulations, the App Store can not host, distribute or do business with apps or developers connected to certain USA embargoed countries", Apple said in a statement to Iranian developers.

Iran's new telecommunications minister, Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi, has also spoken out on Twitter regarding Apple's decision to remove the apps, and has said he is planning to pursue the issue. Giving respect to consumer rights is a principle today which Apple has not followed.

"We are unable to include your app on the App Store".

According to the Times, Apple sent this message to Iranian developers whose apps they removed: "Under the US sanctions regulations, the App Store can not host, distribute or do business with apps or developers connected to certain USA embargoed countries".




The sale of iPhones is officially banned in Iran, although millions are smuggled into the country.

Because American sanctions already prevent Apple from selling hardware or distributing software in the Persian republic, developers have distributed their apps through official App stores operated in other countries.

Google does not impose any such restrictions on Android developers, provided the apps do not involve purchase transactions made in the country.

Now, Apple is moving aggressively to shut down Iranian apps. Like Facebook and YouTube, Twitter is banned by the government in Iran, but determined Iranians still use it to connect with each other and the world at large.

The Office of Foreign Assets Control, the US Treasury Department's financial intelligence watchdog says Apple is not prohibited from hosting Iranian applications.

Snapp was one of the apps the New York Times said was removed from the App Store. Google (googl) also allows for apps to be accessible and downloaded in Iran, marking a stark departure with Apple.



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