The website ‘UK in Iran‘ has been blocked In Iran, while its been added blacklist of proscribed sites, foreign secretary William Hague revealed in a statement on Thursday. This decision create further tension between both the countries that regularly argue over Irans nuclear programme. British Embassy in Tehran closed in November, due to protesters attacking the british embassy. If users in Iran try to visit the British Embassy website, they are blocked, and redirected to a page which has regime-approved content.
“This action is counter-productive and ill-judged. It will confirm to the Iranian people that their government is determined to block their access to information, and to conceal from them the international community’s legitimate concerns about Iran’s policies and behaviour,” Foreign Secretary William Hague said in a statement. ”It will also make it harder for Iranian nationals to access information about visiting the UK. And it is further proof to the rest of the world (of) the Iranian government’s dire record on freedom of speech and human rights in general,” he said. ”This action will not deter Britain from continuing to engage with the Iranian people, including through the Internet.”