MH
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MH asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 7 years ago

Intelsat admits U.S. behind ban on Iranian channels. Why U.S. do that?

The European communications satellite service provider Intelsat has decided to remove Iranian channels, including Press TV, as of July 1 as part of an unprecedented wave of US-led attacks against Iranian media.

Intelsat has admitted it is pulling the plug on Iranian channels under pressure from the United States.

The satellite provider said it sought a waiver from Washington to extend the term of its agreement with Iranian channels, but the US government is determined to prevent Intelsat from doing so.

Press TV has learned that the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) - an agency of the US Treasury Department headed by an Ashkenazi Jew called Adam Szubin - is behind the pressure on Intelsat.

Press TV contacted the OFAC office earlier for comment, but received no response.

European governments and satellite companies have been taking Iranian channels off the air since January 2012, citing the West's anti-Iran sanctions as pretext.

However, the spokesman for the EU foreign policy chief, Michael Mann, says that the sanctions do not apply to Iranian media.

Meanwhile, the French-Israeli CEO of Europe's satellite giant, Eutelsat, has written letters to several satellite companies, asking them to stop cooperating with Iranian channels, and the Israeli lobby in the United States has openly supported European attempts to ban Iranian channels.

Press TV says the campaign against Iranian media violates Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that promotes media freedoms.

Update 2:

‘US NSA linked to new Iran media ban’:

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/06/29/311335/us-...

Update 3:

Do you consider the ban on Iranian media as a violation of free speech?

Update 4:

'Israel behind Intelsat ban on Iran media'

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/06/20/310023/isr...

Update 5:

'Israel behind Intelsat ban on Iran media'

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/06/20/310023/isr...

Update 6:

@Cy: What about BBC?!! Most of Westerns media is in the control of Zionists, and that media say everything Zionists want them to say.

Update 7:

What U.S. agency is NOT headed by a Jew?!

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  • 7 years ago
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    what is relevance between media and nuclear? media do not related with sanction.

    how could some stupid NSa agents be so stupid.

    when they are removing channels, their means is they want to close you mouth, because they have no answer, because they prefer stupid mindless people who are agree with their crimes and wars, because they are bunch of Anti-religion and anti-truth and Anti-FACT regimes.

    Source(s): FACT
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  • Greg
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    7 years ago

    Being an open and vocal enemy of the United States (and all Westernized nations generally) for the last 40 years might have something to do with it.

    Not all wars are waged with bombs and bullets.

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    No. Not at all. Iranian nationals are not guaranteed free speech by the United States or any other nation.

    If this was the government silencing American media.... it would violate the 1st Amendment. Not so for Iranians and Iranian companies.

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  • 7 years ago

    Press TV is an Iranian news agency. They say what the government wants them to say, particularly with regard to the United States. Not a particularly objective news source.

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  • 7 years ago

    it is because of the United Nations sanctions

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  • Frank
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    7 years ago

    Because there are sanctions against Iran until they give up trying to make nuclear weapons.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    that is mild to what could be done........

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