An Iranian governmental body called the High Council of Virtual Spaces has decided to ban Pokemon Go within the country. Why? Security reasons.
The council may be willing to change their mind if they are still willing to work things out with Niantic. But that may be of little use in the meantime to 34,000,000 Iranians under age 24 who make up 41% of the population.
This is a government that internally has one of the worst human rights records in the world and outwardly supports terrorism. They’re afraid of Pikachu.