By Alysha Bohanon
Iran has cut off access to the Internet, leaving more than 30 million people in the country without access foreign email services since Thursday, news sources report.
The news comes from a Saturday report from the Mehr agency, an Iranian news agency, according to the Associated Press.
An individual inside the country confirmed that Gmail, Hotmail, and Yahoo email as well as Facebook are no longer available, CNET reported.
"The interesting thing is that when asked, they deny the fact that all these services are all blocked," an unidentified Iranian told CNET.
According to CNET, it is possible for to circumvent the government by using proxy servers over VPN connections.
This is not the first time Iran has restricted Internet access. During the turmoil following the 2009 elections, the country blocked websites including Facebook, Twitter, Voice of America and the BBC Farsi service, the Associated Press reported.