Iran Calls For End To U.S. Monopoly Over Internet

August 25, 2015

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According to the Iranian news agency Fars, Iranian Deputy Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Nasrollah Jahangard has called for an end to the U.S. monopoly over the management of the worldwide web.

He said: “The telecommunications ministry has notified the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) about the need for putting an end to the U.S. monopoly over the worldwide web management and the necessity of other countries’ partnership in the administration of the Internet,” Jahangard told FNA on August 19, 2015.

According to the report, the Iranian telecommunications and information technology ministry is seriously following up issues related to the administration and management of the Internet by countries other than the U.S. in the ITU and ICANN. “The Iranian government is trying to make the world governments play a greater role in preparing the laws and procedures for the worldwide web management,” said Jahangard.

In March, Jahangard announced that Iran was ready to launch cooperation with international internet service providing companies such as Google.

Source: Farsnews.com, August 19, 2015