21:56 GMT14 July 2020
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Prominent whistleblower Edward Snowden on Tuesday described Amazon's decision to stop providing services to Iran's opposition as a "misguided attempt" to please the US government.   

    Snowden re-tweeted a post by Nima Fatemi, an Iranian independent security researcher, who published a letter from Amazon saying that the company had "identified your account during a recent check for countries and regions where we are not authorized to provide services." Fatemi noted that the company's cloud services were exempted from US sanctions by law.

    ​Amazon said it had "a policy to comply with government sanctions and export control regulations."

    Iran is currently under the wide-ranging US sanctions that were restored after Washington pulled out from the landmark 2015 nuclear deal.

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    United States, Iran, Edward Snowden, Amazon
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