Twitter suspends account of Iranian Oil Minister Zanganeh

The minister was blacklisted by the US Treasury Department on October 26

FILE PHOTO: Iran's Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh arrives at the OPEC headquarters in Vienna, Austria December 6, 2019. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger/File Photo
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Twitter said on Sunday it has suspended the account of Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh.

Mr Zanganeh was blacklisted by the US Treasury Department on October 26, as part of wider sanctions impacting Iran's oil and financial industries.

The Twitter suspension appeared to be linked to sanctions, an official at Iran’s oil ministry told Bloomberg, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Links to tweets previously published under Mr Zanganeh’s handle now say “this Tweet is from a suspended account”.

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