Saturday, January 01, 2011
A top official at the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting organization has slammed blocking of Press TV bank accounts in Britain as illegal.
"Banks cannot block the accounts of the media which operate within the regulations of the host country, without a reason," Head of IRIB World Service Mohammad Sarafraz told IRNA.
Sarafraz, who also heads Press TV news channel, said the Press TV in London is a company, which is registered according to Britain's law and keeps its media operations within that framework.
Sarafraz added that bank bosses have never issued an official response as to why they have blocked the accounts, only suggesting that they have been "pressured by those in the positions of authority".'
Posted by DotConnector at 08:00