Iran bans contact with foreign organisations, including the BBC | World news | The Guardian

Posted: January 5, 2010 in Life, war
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Authorities in Iran have banned contact with more than 60 international organisations including the BBC.

Authorities in Iran intensified their campaign to blame the country’s political turmoil on foreigners today by banning contact with more than 60 international organisations.

The intelligence ministry said the blacklist included thinktanks, universities and broadcasting organisations identified as waging a “soft war” aimed at toppling Iran’s Islamic system.

It forbade Iranians from talking to or receiving aid from the proscribed organisations, including the BBC, which last year launched a Farsi satellite television channel, as well as two US government-funded outlets, Voice of America and Radio Farda, both of which broadcast in Farsi.

Also on the list were Wilton Park, a British group that organises foreign policy conferences, Yale University and leading American thinktanks, including the Brookings Institution and the George Soros Open Society Foundation.

Read the full report via Iran bans contact with foreign organisations, including the BBC | World news | The Guardian.

“Just another way of being able to control the public of a country, but for how long will it last.  From what i have read and seen on this situation i seem to think its going to be a very violent ending to this situation.  The government have to realize that no amount of force will stop these protesters. They want their vote, they want their rightful president and like any country who didn’t get what they believed as the “rightful” winner, they will repent.  I send my prayers to the Iranians and family’s of the innocent victims so far, such a terrible tragedy in the face of yet another tyrant.” Rebecca Fowler (freeuganda)

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