Dozens of websites confiscated, Iran warns US


TEHERAN – Department of Justice United States of America (USA) has confiscated various domains of news websites affiliated with Iran , accusing the outlet of “spreading disinformation” and violating sanctions. The erasure happened when the world powers struggled to revive 2015 nuclear deal , which Washington unilaterally abandoned under the Trump administration.

Tehran reacted by warning that the US action was not constructive for ongoing talks to revive the 2015 nuclear deal, dubbed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

“We are using all international and legal means to condemn this erroneous policy of the United States. It does not seem constructive when talks for a deal on the nuclear issue are ongoing,” the president’s office director, Mahmoud Vaezi, told reporters. 6/2021).

On Tuesday, American authorities blocked more than 30 websites, including PressTV and Al-Alam, for allegedly violating US sanctions.

“Today, based on a court order, the United States confiscated 33 websites used by the Union of Islamic Radio and Television of Iran (IRTVU) and three websites operated by Kata’ib Hezbollah (KH), in violation of US sanctions,” the Justice Department said. US in a statement.

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Both PressTV and Al-Alam were then back online within hours, using Iranian domain addresses.

The website of PressTV, which is an English-language news service, reads:

The domain has been seized by the United States Government pursuant to a foreclosure warrant issued under 18 USC 981, 982 and 50 USC 1701-1705 as part of law enforcement actions by the Bureau of Industry and Security, Office of Export Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. ”



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