Yahoo email, messenger and group blocked in Iran

ISPs in Iran were ordered to block Yahoo email, messenger, and group sites, reported Iranian Web site (Farsi).

The site added that the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology refused to acknowledge the reports of the blocking which went into effect March 10.

Iranian news outlets reported last week that Iran's government might shut down the Internet on parliamentary election day, March 14. Interior Minister Mostafa Pour Mohammadi denied the reports and described them as "rumors".