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A Blizzard representative posted the following message on the official forums:
Our team has been watching this thread closely, and we understand the desire for more information about this situation. Blizzard Entertainment cannot speak to any reports surrounding the Iranian government restricting games from its citizens.It seems that the game had already been down for Iranian players for several days before Blizzard issued a statement. Battle.net serves Blizzard's Warcraft, Diablo and StarCraft games, though it's unclear at this time if every single one of them is no longer accessible in Iran, or just Blizzard's newer games.
This also prevents us from providing any refunds, credits, transfers, or other service options to accounts in these countries. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes and will happily lift these restrictions as soon as US law allows.
This is one of the few times where we've seen global politics and social conditions get in the way of a game, especially one as big as World of Warcraft. Hopefully, if it's at all possible, Blizzard will be able to sort something out quickly and bring those players back online.