The official facebook page of Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (facebook.com/jzarif) has been hacked by unidentified hackers. The hackers protested against the crackdown on protesters after the disputed 2009 presidential election, According to media reports.
Javad Zarif issued a statement of the hack incident that reads as follow:
“My Facebook page was pirated by someone who changed the password, but the problem has since been sorted,” Mohammad Javad Zarif was quoted as saying by state news agency IRNA.
“If this happens again, I may have to stop having a Facebook page,” he added.
The US-educated diplomat regularly updates his Facebook page where he posts in Farsi, and sometimes interacts with some of his more-than 184,000 fans.
It merit mentioning here that websites such as Google, Facebook and Twitter are blocked in Iran. However, many government officials have social media accounts.
Zarif also has a Twitter account in which he posts in English — despite no one inside the country being allowed legally to read his tweets.