In a video on the occasion of Persian New Year, U.S. President Barack Obama accused the Iranian government that it blocks the free flow of information to the country. He announced a new action from the U.S. to break the information blockade on Iran.
The government in Tehran has created "an electronic iron curtain" to "control what the Iranians are watching and saying (...) only for one purpose, to protect his power," - said Obama. He added that the Iranian government, "it drowns out the satellite signal" to the Iranians to limit access to radio and television.
- My government will issue new guidelines, under which American companies to Iran will provide software and services to assist the Iranians use Internet - he announced. The president, also urged the Iranian authorities, to respect the global rights of its citizens, including the right, to access information.
Obama also stressed that there is no reason why the U.S. and Iran were to be divided. If Iran back on the path of reason, the international community to take this country back to its members - he said.
He renewed an appeal to the authorities in Tehran to respect the obligations in the nuclear sphere.
The Iranian government claims that its nuclear program is exclusively peaceful purposes, but U.S. intelligence and International Atomic Energy Agency won the circumstantial evidence that Tehran is continuing research efforts are likely to produce weapons and work on uranium enrichment, a potential fuel for nuclear weapons.