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Iran sanctions BBC Persian

The Islamic Republic has been lashing out at London-based Iranian news outlets for their coverage of the anti-government protests in Iran.
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The Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced sanctions yesterday against Persian-language media outlets in the United Kingdom.

The list included BBC Persian as well as Iran International and its parent company Volant Media. The British media conglomerates Global Media Group and DMA Media were also sanctioned, as were the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Center and Government Communications Headquarters, the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported. 

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