In this photo provided by Mehr News Agency, demonstrators attend a pro-government rally in the southwestern city of Ahvaz, Iran, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. (Mehdi Pedramkhoo/Mehr News Agency via AP)
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Iran's telecoms minister said on Wednesday that Telegram would only be unblocked if it removed "terrorist" content after the social media app was shut down during this week's protests.At 36, Azari Jahromi was the youngest-ever minister when he was appointed in August, and he had stated his opposition to the internet controls in place in Iran.More than 41 million Iranians have smartphones in the country of 80 million, and at least 25 million use Telegram daily.The Iranian government blocked Telegram and Instagram on mobile phones soon after protests began across the country last Thursday.
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