According to the BBC, authorities have banned Pokémon GO over unspecified “security concerns”.
The decision was made by the High Council of Virtual Spaces, the official body that oversees online activity in the country.
Iranian officials were holding off on banning the app altogether while seeing how far the developer, Niantic Labs were willing to work with them over where the app was and wasn’t having players visit.
While some other countries have expressed concern over the game, Iran is the first country to ban it across the country.
Niantic Labs is currently working with concerned parties to remove their locations from the game to prevent Pokémon GO players trespassing or otherwise disrespecting the location. High profile locations looking to be taken off the list of locations include Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Japan and the Arlington National Cemetary in Washington D.C.