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Authorities in Tehran slammed the EU over its gagging of 19 Iranian satellite channels which coincided with the latest round of sanctions, one of the toughest yet. The shutdown is a big attack on freedom of speech, analyst Chris Bamberry told RT.
France’s Eutelsat and UK’s Arqiva satellite providers made a decision to stop broadcasting the Iranian state TV channels on Monday.
The news outlets that were blocked included Press TV in English and Al-Alam in Arabic.
The shutdown came shortly after the European Union imposed fresh sanctions against Iran including an embargo on the import of the country’s natural gas.
Mohammed Sarafraz, vice-president of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), has slammed the decision to stop broadcasting the 19 channels as “political”.
Originally posted by threewisemonkeys
reply to post by Xcathdra
Pot->kettle. If its acceptable for the UK government to revoke PressTv's license to broadcast after decuding they didnt like its content, then why cant Iran do the same? Typical do as I say not as I do mentality.
I hope they'll be able to use the internet, phones, reporters, and observers.
The Big Deal to me is they may be setting in place a plan to go in and harm Iran, without them being able to report to the world the truth.
I suppose we could try talking some more, but that hasn't done much in the past. What do you think would be a proper way to apply pressure to Iran?
And I don't believe in any kind of economic sanctions that hurt people either.
Originally posted by magma
It is a bit like the gun debate really isn't it.
Pro gun says , "yeah it is ok to own a gun and we have the right etc"
Anti gun says " guns are bad mmmK"
The whole stupid thing is about the intention of IRAN Nuclear program.
I do not believe that imposing sanctions is a mature way to handle the situation.
It is all about trust isn't it.
USA, France have nuclear weapons, yet no one is imposing sanctions on them.