Despite U.S. sanctions, a popular Iranian taxi-sharing app appears to be back on the App Store with a new name this week,media outlet The Verge reported. Iran recently responded to the killing of its top general Suleimani with an attack on a U.S. military base, after which the U.S. announced a new round of economic sanctions against Iran.
In 2017, Apple removed several Iranian apps from its App Store to maintain compliance after a round of U.S. sanctions against the country. Among the apps is an Uber-like ride-hailing service called Snapp, which has proved popular in the country.
But this week, some iPhone users noticed something strange about the app, called Radick Radio. Although the app appears to be some kind of streaming broadcast service, users who access the app from an Iranian IP address can use Snapp.
Videos of the issue quickly appeared on social media:
After receiving an alert from the app, Apple dropped Radick Radio from its store, but declined to comment further. Snap and Radick Radio did not respond to requests for comment.