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18:05 | 2013-05-18


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Minister: World States Welcome Iran's Proposal for Moral Internet

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Minister Mohammad Hassan Nami announced that the countries present in the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) conference welcomed Tehran's proposal for the launch of operation of an internet with globally-accepted codes of ethics.

"The Iranian delegation raised three proposals, one of which was developing a clean internet and omitting immoral dimensions from the internet," Nami said in a ceremony in Tehran on Sunday.

He said that the participants in the ITU conference welcomed Iran's proposals for the creation of an internet based on globally accepted codes of ethics.

Iran's Ministry of Communications and Technology announced in 2012 that it would launch a national internet in future. The domestic internet, which will work as a kind of intranet, is supposed to be "clean" from "immoral" sites.
Iran's information minister said the country's own internet network will solve problems with costs, security and bandwidth.

In relevant remarks in August 2012, former Iranian Minister of Communication and Information Technology Reza Taqipour blasted the existing monopoly and the instrumental use of the worldwide web by a few western countries.

Addressing a gathering of Iranian university lectures and industrial managers at the time, Taqipour said the worldwide web is not a "reliable" network specially in times of crisis.

"Internet should not be in the hands of one or two specific countries," the minister noted, adding that internet is now considered to be a powerful media in economic as well as security and social fields.

The minister pointed to Iran's plan to launch a national internet network, stating that the network will turn threats into opportunities.