By Ladane Nasseri and Arsalan Shahla December 12, 2018, 2:55 PM GMT+3:30 IranianOil MinisterBijan Zanganeh joined Twitter, citing the need for more effective communication with Iranians and the world. “I have come to Twitter for a more dynamic and effective relationship with domestic and foreign audience,” read his first tweet. The Oil Ministry’s public-relations office confirmed @BijanZanganeh is the minister’s Twitter handle. برای ارتباط پویا و موثرتر با مخاطبان داخلی و خارجی به توئیتر آمدم. — Bijan Zanganeh (@BijanZanganeh) December 12, 2018 Officially, Twitter is banned in Iran though it’s used by an increasing number of authorities, including PresidentHassan Rouhani and his foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif. Many Iranian citizens also access the service through the use of VPNs and proxies to get round the restrictions.