Authorities in Iran have banned the Pokemon Go app because of unspecified “security concerns”.
The decision was taken by the High Council of Virtual Spaces, the official body overseeing online activity.
But it becomes the first country to issue a ban of Pokemon Go, that challenges players to visit real-world locations to catch cartoon monsters.
Indonesia has banned police officers from playing the game while on duty, and a French player was arrested last month after straying on to a military base while trying to catch Pokemon.
The ban is aimed at safeguarding the children who play the game.
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