Member of National Cyber Space Council: Iran Must Suspend Online Video Call Services

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Written By Gholam Rahmani

Member of National Cyber Space Council Iran Must Suspend Online Video Call Services

During the recent years, the number of Iranian clients using web-based applications for establishing video calls has been increased dramatically. Now many Iranians have applications like Skype installed on their computers and mobile devices, so this naturally increases the presentation rate of such softwares. Following this, many users are able to make video calls, but the authorities of Islamic Republic of Iran believe these features don’t comply with Islamic guidelines, and these services must be suspended.

“Base on our Islamic rules having video calls is limited to certain conditions. In fact, these guidelines can be easily skipped by users, who are trying to violate the national and Islamic terms. We believe that ICT managers of the country must take action in this regard soon. According to our studies, this kind of features destabilizes the foundation of Muslim families in our state.” Ali Shah Mirzaei told us yesterday.

After the Islamic Revolution of Iran, which happened in 1979, the local government has ratified strict rules about the connections between women and men. These rules were soften during the presidency of Mohammad Khatami, but the current president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has restored hard rules.

Regarding the responsibility and performance of national cyber space council, Ali Shah Mirzaei said: “Fortunately this committee is working independently from other governmental organizations. So, we are able to moderate the problems and issues without any problem. Our only issue is the coordination between the members of council.”

The council has been set up directly by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei,the Supreme Leader of Iran.