Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, surrounded by a group of lawmakers, leaves a session of parliament, in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
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Iran's new communications minister said Tuesday that negotiations were underway with Twitter to unblock the service, which has been banned for years despite being used even by the country's supreme leader.The 36-year-old Jahromi became Iran's youngest-ever minister this week, and the first to be born after the 1979 Islamic Revolution.Jahromi is also seen as a critic of online censorship in Iran, where platforms like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter remain banned even if millions use them daily through easily available privacy software.There was no response from Twitter or YouTube.
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