US concerned about IRAN intranet project

The secretary of Iran’s Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution (SCCR) at a ceremony to mark World Telecommunications day reported that Iran’s intranet and firewall system, the National Information Network (NIN) which has been under development since 2006 is eighty percent (80%) complete. Iranian officials indicated that the NIN is intended to protect Iran from cyberattacks while enabling Iranian access to low-cost high speed broadband. The US however is concerned that this intranet project will serve to repress Iranian citizens’ freedoms.