FILE - In this Sunday, July 7, 2019 photo, Iran's telecommunications Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi is interviewed by The Associated Press at his office in Tehran, Iran. The U.S. Treasury on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, sanctioned Jahromi over a dayslong internet shutdown in Iran by authorities amid protests and unrest that followed government-set gasoline prices sharply rising. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)
Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi, Iran’s Minister of Information and Communications Technology, said the Zafar satellite would be sent into orbit on Sunday, 9 February. AP

US sanctions Iranian minister for internet shutdown during fuel protests