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    Iranian Minister of Communication Mahmoud Vaezi said that he discussed with his Russian counterpart Nikolai Nikiforov resumption of the Russian search engine Yandex work in Iran.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Moscow and Tehran will hold talks on the resumption of the Russian search engine Yandex in Iran, whose ban can be removed before the end of the year, Iranian Minister of Communication Mahmoud Vaezi said Wednesday.

    Earlier in the day, Vaezi spent thee hours in a meeting with his Russian counterpart Nikolai Nikiforov in Moscow. The Minister positively responded when asked if the possibility of removing the ban on Yandex in Iran was discussed.

    "Four different committees will be set up after the meeting I had, and those which my deputies and delegation [members] have had. They will organize everything and will cover many issues, including Yandex," Vaezi said.

    He added that "tomorrow, during a visit to the Yandex office this issue will also be discussed" and expressed his hope that Yandex will be operational in Iran by the end of the year.

    In March, media reported that the Yandex search engine has come under lock in Iran.


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