Iran bans Whatsapp, citing ‘Zionist’ owner Zuckerberg

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Iran has blocked test messaging service Whatsapp, saying parent company Facebook’s CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg is an “American Zionist,” Fox News reported Friday.

“The reason for this is the assumption of WhatsApp by the Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who is an American Zionist,” Fox quoted Abdolsamad Khorramabadi, head of the country’s Committee on Internet Crimes, as saying.

Facebook bought the mobile messaging service in February for $19 billion in cash and stock.

Zuckerberg is Jewish, but has made little comment about Israel or about regional politics.