The Iranian government has clamped down in internet use in the country, blocking access to Google and Gmail, as its plans to move to a domestic internet gather pace.
According to multiple reports, a government official, identified as Abdolsamad Khoramabadi, last night told state TV viewers that Google's search facility and its email service would be blocked within hours.
“Google and Gmail will be filtered throughout the country until further notice," he is reported to have said.
Iran has history when it comes to blocking Google. In February, Iranian citizens reported being unable to access Google's services for four days.
Meanwhile, Muslims across the world have taken to the streets to protest against the hosting of a video said to be offensive to Islam on the Google-owned YouTube service.
The Iranian Students' News Agency told Reuters that the latest block was connected to the anti-Islamic film.
The latest incident comes against a backdrop of growing tensions within Iran over the internet.
Several high-profile firms, including nuclear operators and oil companies, have been infested with havoc-wreaking malware such as Flame, Stuxnet and Duqu, which is suspected of being state-sponsored.
That prompted government officials to formulate plans to cut Iran off from the internet and instead host a National Information Network, which could go live by March 2013.
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