Iran admits throttling Internet to ‘preserve calm’ during election | The Iran Project: "“The reduction of the Internet speed, which some called ‘disturbances’, was the result of security measures taken to preserve calm in the country during the election period,” Nami was quoted as saying in a June 25 interview with the Tasnim news agency.
It’s not clear why the North Korean-educated Nami decided to publicly admit efforts to slow the Internet, a move widely seen as part of Tehran’s attempts to disrupt the free flow of information. Iran has a record of slowing down the Internet and increasing online censorship at sensitive times, but officials rarely acknowledge such efforts.
Nami said Iran’s efforts were aimed at preventing “foreigners trying to disrupt the election process” from crossing into the country’s cyberspace." 'via Blog this'