Iran suspends Google's email service

 @ibtimes
on February 10 2010 3:23 PM

Iran's telecommunications agency announced that it would be suspending Google's email services permanently, saying it would roll out its own national email service.

Google didn't have an immediate comment about the announcement.

An Iranian official said the measure was meant to boost local development of Internet technology and to build trust between people and the government, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The measure comes on the heels of celebrations to mark the 31st anniversary of the Islamic Republic.

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