March 20 - U.S. President Barack Obama vows to breach Tehran's ''electronic curtain,'' promising a U.S. push to ease Iranian access to the Internet. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION U.S. President Barack Obama accused Iran on Tuesday (March 20) of imposing an "electronic curtain" to stop the free flow of ideas and information into the Islamic republic and promised a new U.S. push to ease the Iranian people's access to the Internet. "My administration is issuing new guidelines to make it easier for American businesses to provide software and services into Iran that will make it easier for the Iranian people to use the Internet," Obama said. The U.S president made his comments in a video message to the Iranian people marking the Iranian new year of Nowruz.