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Resisting New Technology is 'Outdated' Says Iran's Rouhani

◢ Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday said resistance against new technologies is "outdated" as he once again criticized the judiciary's blocking of social media. "Resisting new technologies and modern developments is an outdated approach," Rouhani said in a speech broadcast by state television.

Under Pressure, Some Young Iranians Persevere, But Many Want to Flee

◢ Some young Iranians are determined to modernize their country and rescue it from economic collapse. But facing relentless US pressure and increasing hardship, many of the educated elite simply want to leave. In some ways things have improved for young people, but not fast enough to meet their heightened expectations. Today, they openly criticize the government and the system in a way that would have been unthinkable even a few years ago, but they feel ignored. "Officials don't listen to young people. They ignore their hopes, their views on life, society, religion, politics," said Ehsan, a 24-year-old student.  

Iran Bans Use of Popular Telegram Messaging App

◢ Iran's judiciary on Monday banned the hugely popular Telegram messaging app, which the authorities have accused of allowing armed opposition groups to fuel unrest. A judge in Tehran gave "the order to interrupt Telegram,” the judiciary's Mizan Online news agency said.