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Iran: Google Could be Welcome

Internet companies like Google could be allowed into Iran if they respect its “cultural” rules, the country’s state news agency announced Sunday. "We are not opposed to any of the entities operating in global markets who want to offer services in Iran," Deputy Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Nasrollah Jahangard told Fars. "We are ready to negotiate with them and if they accept our cultural rules and policies they can offer their services in Iran," he said. Jahangard also claimed that should Google or any similar company want to open up shop in Iran, that the government would be ready to provide the with facilities to help out.