December 7, 2011 / 10:40 PM / 8 years ago

U.S. condemns Iran blocking of "virtual embassy"

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Wednesday condemned Iran for blocking a “virtual embassy” website the U.S. State Department launched to reach out to people in the Islamic Republic.

“Through this action, the Iranian government has once again demonstrated its commitment to build an electronic curtain of surveillance and censorship around its people,” the White House said in a statement.

Reporting by Laura MacInnis and Jeff Mason; Editing by Eric Walsh

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