Iran won't unblock Facebook, Twitter: Official
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran does not plan to unblock Facebook and Twitter for the general public even if some top government officials use it, the minister of telecommunications and information technology said on Monday.
State TV quoted Mr Mahmoud Vaezi as saying that the ban on the popular social networking sites will remain in place. Hours later however, he denied making such remarks and said the issue is still under study.
President Hasan Rohani uses Twitter and Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has both a Twitter and a Facebook page. There is a Twitter and Facebook page in the name of Iran's top leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, which appears to be genuine although Khamenei himself doesn't tweet.
Many Iranians use proxies to access such sites.